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- Bucko - 04-12-2009 12:07 PM

2006 Mazzocco, Zinfandel, Maple, Dry Creek Valley, California, $40. Plums, dark chocolate and violets intermingle on the nose and palate, with a dash of warm spices for interest. Elegant on the entry, with tannins that firm up on the finish; 89/89.

2006 Mazzocco, Zinfandel, Pony, Dry Creek Valley, California, $32. The nose is packed with black cherry, berry, and French oak aromas. Medium to full on the palate, the jammy fruit flavors linger endlessly on the finish. Tannins are very manageable; 89/89.

2006 Mazzocco, Zinfandel, Warm Springs Ranch, Dry Creek Valley, California, $32. The nose is interesting – a mix of black cherries, currants and a hint of juniper. Full and jammy on the palate, with a streak of black pepper, you’ll also find generous but rounded tannins; 88/88.

2007 Rancho Arroyo Grande, Zinfandel, Dry Farmed, San Luis Obispo County, California, $45, 699 cases. Intense crushed raspberry and brambly aromas highlight the nose. Full, intense and jammy on the palate – this is your ‘big boy’ style of Zinfandel; 91/91.

2006 Rosenblum, Zinfandel, Annette’s Reserve, Mendocino County, California, $35, 2,025 cases. Aromas of black cherries, bramble berries and vanilla cream highlight the nose. While very polished, elegant and fruity, the generous tannins will benefit from bottle age; 90/90.

2006 Rosenblum, Zinfandel, Carla’s Reserve, Contra Costa County, California, $30, 1,488 cases. You’ll find a generous nose of black cherries, berries, vanilla and warm spices. Elegant, with silky tannins, the bright acids support the cherry/berry fruit; 88/88.

2006 Rosenblum, Zinfandel, Eagle Point Vineyard, Mendocino County, California, $25, 1,525 cases. Highlighted by blackberries, milk chocolate, vanilla and dill spice, this medium-bodied wine has drying tannins; 85/85.

2006 Rosenblum, Zinfandel, Rockpile Road Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, California, $35, 2,812 cases. A mixed bowl of crushed berries greets the nose, with added vanilla and cedar accents. The wine is full in the mouth, with sweet jammy fruit and moderate tannins; 89/89.


- Drew - 04-12-2009 05:24 PM

You know how fond I am of the Annette’s Reserve. Nice it showed so well. Thanks for the notes.

Drew


- Bucko - 04-13-2009 11:10 AM

Annette's has been a personal favorite as well. I'm glad they're maintaining the quality.


- wondersofwine - 04-13-2009 11:25 AM

As I recall, I've had one Annette's I liked and one that didn't impress. I usually like Rockpile Road pretty well.


- Bucko - 04-14-2009 11:21 AM

The 2005 was not up to par for sure.


- Drew - 04-22-2009 06:17 PM

"BUCKO SEZ...2006 Rosenblum, Zinfandel, Annette’s Reserve, Mendocino County, California, $35, 2,025 cases. Aromas of black cherries, bramble berries and vanilla cream highlight the nose. While very polished, elegant and fruity, the generous tannins will benefit from bottle age; 90/90."

Stopped in to one of the local wine shops and they/he were selling the above wine for $55.... [Image: eek.gif]

Drew


- Bucko - 04-22-2009 09:32 PM

Boy, are they ever trying to rip people off. That's about as bad as some gun dealers with their primers -- double the going rate. I'm glad I stocked up before the gun grabbers came into office.


- winoweenie - 04-23-2009 08:30 AM

Guns.....Primers?????? Did they draft youse agin into the Natn'l Guard. Poor Baby! WW [Image: wink.gif]


- Bucko - 04-23-2009 10:27 AM

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -Thomas Jefferson.

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
--Thomas Jefferson

Carole and I have been enjoying Cowboy Action Shooting. Check out the web site I just built. I went to college at night to learn how to use Dreamweaver.

http://www.blackriverregulators.com


- winoweenie - 04-23-2009 01:41 PM

Thot you looked adorable in the hat & bootz. WW


- Drew - 04-24-2009 03:53 AM

And in the immortal words of Hedley Lamarr..

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglars, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers, and Methodists!"

The folks in your pictures Bucko, just might fit the bill.... [Image: biggrin.gif]

Drew


- wondersofwine - 04-24-2009 07:58 AM

My mother's father was a U.S. marshal during the 30's. I guess he did go after some cattle rustlers in Nebraska.


- Bucko - 04-24-2009 10:01 AM

Yeah Drew, I fit most of those adjectives...