2001 Chateau Montelena - Zinfandel Estate 750ml

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2001 Chateau Montelena - Zinfandel Estate
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International Wine Cellar | 88

($25) Full deep red. Aromas of redcurrant, plum, tobacco and loam. Fat, soft and plump, with sweet flavors of red fruits and spices. Finishes with fine, dusty tannins and lingering notes of currant and milk chocolate. Nicely pliant red wine, but I'm not sure I would have picked this as zinfandel.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

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Wine Advocate | 90

The 2001 Zinfandel, which includes a bit of Petite Sirah in the blend, possesses a plum/ruby color, medium to full body, and sweet aromas of peppery black cherry fruit, kirsch liqueur, and notions of old oak as well as incense.

Drink Dates: 2005-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 157

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Score: 91
Author: Chris Ahearn
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/29/2011
Drink Dates: 2003-2010
Score: 90
Author: Celia
Tasted On: 11/08/2010
A wine that is not always given its proper due in the Chateau Montelena portfolio. Drinking beautifully now and will for some time to come. Bravo Mr. Barrett!
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