Atrea Old Soul Red 2006, Mendocino County
The blending of zinfandel with Rhone varieties is a great idea for California – I would like to see more of it...
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Medium+ ruby to garnet in colour with medium+ intensity on the nose.
Positives: Violets, spruce, raisins, dates, bacon, red peppers, hickory, raspberry, milk chocolate & a forest in autumn with the leaves changing to their beautiful fall colours. As you can see I just love the nose. And now for the taste: like the nose but also blueberry pie. The wine is complex with medium tannins, good acidity, medium length & body. The high alcohol is well integrated.
Negatives: I detected a slight wateriness on the finish, which shortened the length.
If you ever had The Prisoner (highly recommended, but not sold in Ontario), this is the lighter version of it.
Best with a Zinfandel glass.
What caught my eye when I first saw this wine is the classy label & The Old Soul Red. It all reminds me of my wife so I had to get it. I wasn't disappointed & I hope you won't be either.
Drink now on its own or with a grilled tenderloin steak.
Tasted: 4 Nov 11.
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5+/10. Total: 19/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5
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