Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Steele (Old Vine Zinfandel) 2007 Pacini Vineyard wine review by (PB)

Garnet hue with milk chocolate overtones on strawberry-cherry aromas surrounded by brambly, wild berry Zin fruit.

Palate--Nice first impression in the relaxed style with big flavor, integrated, cherries and strawberries in a somewhat atypical Zinfandel style.

This is quite tasty but unique as it reminds me of what a supercharged Pinot Noir might taste like if you can imagine! It is easy drinking by itself but was nice with our charcoal grilled, spiced pork chops. This was recommended by Gary Anderson of the Lily, Lupine, and Fern wine shop at 11 Main Street, Camden, Maine.

This is a NICE wine shop which is unique by Maine standards. It is a fairly small store but the selections are intelligent and are solid, if not great wines, which I have not seen in most, if any stores in Maine! Shafer, Far Niente, Chateau Montelena (of the Paris tasting fame and the movie "Bottle Shock")and many other premier producers we don't see in these parts.

If you are in Maine visiting the coast, be sure to stop in and let them recommend a GREAT bottle of wine and it won't bankrupt you either. I paid $20 for this Zin so Raise a Glass to the beauty of the Maine Coast!

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