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2009 Hartford Zinfandel Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Hartford Family Winery hartfordwines.com
Appellation: Russian River Valley - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$46.75
Alcohol %: 15.5
Tasting Notes:
rated: February 1, 2011 , Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 points "There are nearly 300 cases of the 2009 Zinfandel Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard, another century old vine Zinfandel. The most concentrated, lavishly rich, exuberant offering in this portfolio, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an extra gear or two as well as abundant amounts of boysenberry, blueberry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with spice, pepper and hints of wood. With beautiful purity and vivaciousness, this prodigious Zinfandel is about as good as it gets for this varietal. Drink this opulent, flamboyant Zin over the next 5-7 years." Best 2014-2017
rated: September 9, 2012 , Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
93 points "Inky ruby. Expansive, flamboyant bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, cola, incense and violet, with hints of smoke and fruitcake building with aeration. Lush, creamy and broad, with dense dark fruit and oral flavors enlivened by zesty spices. Very rich but almost shockingly lithe, with intense finishing spiciness and repeating florality."