Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Monday, April 17, 2006

Extreme Wine -2001 Latcham Special Reserve Zinfandel

About fifty miles east of Sacramento, in the direction of Yosemite lies El Dorado County, home of some of the best Zinfandel in the country. Latcham Vneyards, one of the best wineries in the county is south of Placerville and the grapes for this beauty come from the Fair Play viticultural area. As usual, mountain grown grapes yielded a prodigious wine - rich, deep and fruity, but smooth, with intense flavors and depth. Not a sipping wine, this beast has a nose of cedar chips with blueberry flavors, green pepper, black pepper and spice. This wine showed at its best with a strong blue cheese such as Faume D'Aubert.

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