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Animale 2006 Zinfandel Label

Reviews: 2006 Zinfandel

Wine Press Northwest - Fall, 2008

Animale 2006 Zinfandel was rated "Excellent" in the just-out Wine Press Northwest write-up of Washington and Oregon Italian-themed varietals.

"Animale 2006 Zinfandel Columbia Valley - Winemaker Matt Gubitosa launched ANIMALE in 2001, producing tiny amounts of wine in his Seattle operation. This is primarily Zinfandel (87%), with a bit of Syrah, Grenache, and Petite Sirah. It starts with aromas of black and green peppercorns, hints of chocolate and underlying dark fruit. On the palate, the fruit is enormous, exploding on the entry and dominating with flavors of raspberries, black cherries, and blackberries. Enjoy this lusty wine with barbecued ribs or a pesto pizza (46 cases, 14.9% alc.)."

Wines Northwest - September 2, 2008

Venerable Seattle wine writer Chuck Hill named ANIMALE 2006 Zinfandel a Wine of the Week in a 9/2/08 column on Zinfandel for Late Summer Sipping:

"Animale 2006 Zinfandel Columbia Valley - Winemaker Matt Gubitosa strives to use only the most ripe grapes to achieve rich aromas and flavors and true varietal character. His use of new oak barrels is minimal, creating wines that are very pleasant with food and approachable at an early age. Animale 2006 Zinfandel is ripe and rich with aromas of blackberry, black currant, peppery spice and hints of tobacco. The palate is round with flavors of cherry and berry that complement many foods from the grill."

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