Wine Review

Color:  Red

Type:  Table

Maturity:  Ready

Appellation:  Clear Lake
Country:  United States

State:  California

County:  Lake

Region:  North Coast (CA)
Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
Starry Night Winery  Terre Vermeille Vineyard  Zinfandel Mike Taylor Excellent  2002  $18.00
Starry Night's 2002 Terre Vermeille Vineyard from Lake County is a big and expressive Zinfandel that shows a ruby color with opaque intensity. On the nose are luscious aromas of wild berries, blackberries, black pepper and smoky oak with a touch of pencil shavings that waft from the glass with a persistent intensity.

But it is on the palate that this wine shows it talent. Rich flavors follow the nose and are enveloped within a tight structure. Smooth round tannins and lively acidity keeps the body lean. Generous alcohol at 15.6% provides warmth and softness to the body and is well balanced with the other elements. The wine has a long persistent finish and is very agreeable with the palate.

Approximately 295 cases made.
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Date added: August 02, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74

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