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2007 Chatom Vineyards Zinfandel, Calaveras County, CA

This is what zinfandel always was and always should be, well, at least in my opinion. None of that high pedigree Napa or Sonoma that tastes like an over oaked homogenized style that seems to be permeating the zinfandel market landscape these days. This wine is a wonderfully accurate expression of this grape variety. Opening aromas are a briar and ripe fruit smell that in my opinion identifies zinfandel. I might want to include the aromas also have a hint of dust like a truck had just passed this blackberry bush on a dirt road and kicked up a dusting of silt dirt carrying some humidity. That nostalgic description reminds me of a smell from my childhood that takes me back to the days when I lived in the Southern Ozark Mountains. Read the full story

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