NV Candor Lot 3 Zinfandel

NV Candor Lot 3 Zinfandel, Paso Robles, California

Upon opening, the Candor Lot 3 Zinfandel is almost immediately approachable with a minimum amount of breathing time. This attribute can be associated to the non-vintage status of the blend of 2008, 2009 and 2010 Paso Robles and Lodi fruit. The aromas that emanate from the glass are sweet ripe dark berries, spice and a dose of vanilla from the 12 months of barrel aging the 2009 contributes which is 78% of the blend. Flavors of the Candor Lot 3 Zinfandel are cherry cola, licorice with a hint of freshly ground white pepper that lingers on the mid-palate. The acidity that carries through to the finish is representative of fruit grown on the Eastside of Paso Robles where temperatures reach 15 to 20 degrees higher than they do on the Westside. This bold structured wine can stand up to almost any cuisine including the indigenous BBQ Santa Maria style Tri-tip. This wine would also pair well with almost anything served for social gatherings were people enjoy highly seasoned and well-prepared appetizers.

Rating: Good (86) | $19 | 14.5% ABV


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