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2009 Hartford Family Wines Zinfandel Highwire Vineyard Old Vine Russian River Valley
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Inky purple.  Highly perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry, Asian spices and potpourri, with a note of cracked pepper in the background.  Juicy, precise and palate-staining, with impressively deep red fruit liqueur flavors giving way to darker fruits with air.  Rich but surprisingly light on its feet, finishing with excellent clarity and persistence.  These vines are reportedly 96 years old.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Zinfandel

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