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2009 Three Wine Company Mataro Spinelli Vineyard
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More refined Zin than expected.
by chard13784283
Not as spicy, but more classy, refined, controlled and versatile. Enjoyed every drop. Glad we got the case!
Let it breathe!
by Bauer13864061
first impression was a little tight, but it kept expanding as it sat open in the glass. Rich dark color, great extract. Acids and tannins in balance. Mouvedre (Mataro) can be a bit hard and this at first seemed biting and chiseled when first opened, but once it had an hour to breathe it had softened up, exposed a mouthful of complex flavors,and was really drinking beautifully. A steal at $21 at the 6-pack pricing.
by SauvignonBlanc216054
Aroma includes raspberry, vanilla, some floral. Taste is darker fruit - blackberry, plum, black cherry. Very nice balance - fruity, but not too sweet; plenty of tannins, but not overpowering. Full, round finish, not unlike a good Cab. It did improve with time in the glass. After 90 minutes or so, it was very mellow and didn't need the accompaniment of food. Looking forward to trying the other bottles over the next few years.

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A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with...
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