Atrea Old Soul Red 2006, Mendocino County

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$22.50 (214825)

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88 pts
April 30, 2011

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

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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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

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.

Interesting Things:

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.

Best Buy.

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5+/10. Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5

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Wine Zilla
Wine Zilla

Bold, excellent flavour but needs more time in the cellar. Also, cork had wine diamonds!

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