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Buehler Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel 2012

$19.49

SKU 10007

750ml

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Our Zinfandel was aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 20% of which were new. At this level of "new wood", the up-front endearing quality of Zinfandel can assert itself. Aromas of a briar patch on a hot summer day carry over to the palate and are carried in a mouth-filling, flavorful, juicy package. The wine was crafted for immediate enjoyment but for those who enjoy a more complex wine displaying some bottle-aged character, aging for another two to three years is a good option.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Buehler Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Wine SpectatorJammy and soft, with smoky black cherry aromas that lead to plum, spice and toasted herb flavors. Drink now through 2019.

Tim Fish, June 30, 2014
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Wine EnthusiastIt shows the variety's lusty red stone fruits and berries, with hints of milk chocolate and baking spices. A bit of new oak brings a wood-spice sweetness. You can drink this dry Zin now or stash it away for a couple years.

Steve Heimoff, June 1, 2014