Thursday, March 24, 2016

Weekly Wine Review - California Red - 2012 Chase Cellars Bourn Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard

When you think Napa, you probably think Cabernet.  Ah, but man (or woman) cannot live by Cabernet alone.  I love visiting Napa, and I love it even more when I find a great non-Cabernet wine... or in the case of Chase Cellars, a winery that focuses more on Zinfandel. Today I'm tasting a single vineyard Zinfandel. 
Wine: 2012 Chase Cellars Bourn Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard

Region: Napa Valley, California
Grape Varieties: Zinfandel

Obtained from: Purchased at Winery
Price: $45
Wino4Life Category: Weekend Wine

Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Clear and bright, deep dark purple.
Aroma: Black fruit, some red fruit, and baking spices. 
Taste: Nice, bright acidity, balanced with soft tannins. Lots of great fruit flavor and spices - with a nice long finish.

The Grade: I give this one an A.  You can find a lot of Zinfandels that are not as spendy as this one, but this has a certain something - elegant for a Zinfandel.  It was made with love, you can just taste it...with that thought - that's what I'm going to do! Cheers!

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