TN:2000 David Coffaro Estate Zin - Printable Version

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- raggedy1 - 12-30-2001 11:05 PM

I'm not the best at describing smells and tastes, but I will try to describe this one: The initial bouquet is semi-sweet dark fruit. My 1st impression was that of grape juice. I don't mean that in a bad way, but it does make me think of juice. The spice is light and the weight is of medium body. I think it's drinking great right now and it's a great buy at Dave's futures price of $12.50. I give it a solid 88/100. A fun zinfandel...

- winoweenie - 12-31-2001 08:53 AM

Hi Rags. Caffaro makes solid wines. Have had a lot of pleasure from his cabs. Will try this honker. WW

- mrdutton - 01-15-2002 09:07 PM

Even their Merlots are drinkable! I have a couple of the 94's left; will have to drink them soon!

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- raggedy1 - 01-15-2002 09:32 PM

I've only been buying David Coffaro in the last 3 vintages and didn't know he ever made Merlot. I'm a big fan of his juice, although some criticize him for his blending techniques that blur the varietal lines. His prices at futures offerings can't be beat for QPR

- Kcwhippet - 01-16-2002 06:07 AM

Hey guys, Don't confuse David Coffaro (from Dry Creek Valley) with Joe Cafaro. Two different wineries. Coffaro makes mostly reds, and mostly unusual blends, but really nice wines.

- winoweenie - 01-16-2002 07:17 AM

Heck Fire. Shoot me in the toe. I thunked we were talkin' 'bout Sam Caffero. WW