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This Zin has Zing

Clos du Val Zinfandel 2006 ($16)

The Clos du Val Zinfandel 2006 ($16) is an excellent steak wine for the tail end of the barbecue season. This is a Zin with a lot of character and refinement, which mostly manages to dodge the fruit-bomb effect that sullies some of the other California Zinfandels. Aromas of strawberry and raspberry intermingle with white pepper and anise, while a good swig reveals more strawberry, but this time with some cherries thrown in, along with tarragon, fennel and black pepper.

Quaffability Rating: 89

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“This Zin has Zing”