2005 Boeger "Walker" El Dorado County Zinfandel (Previously $17)

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Boeger's 2005 Walker Zinfandel comes from El Dorado's Walker Vineyards, located at 2,100 feet in elevation and comprised of decomposed granitic soils that lend themselves to powerful wines. This vintage is a royal purple-tinged red with aromas of cedar, black pepper, plum, blackberry and oak. On the palate the wine is full of spices and fruit with slightly more perceptible oak notes. Soft and supple on the attack, the wine has plenty going on mid-palate, finising with soft, lingering tannins.

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 By: Susan Purnell |  Review Date: 2/13/2009 
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There is something very special about the Zinfandel made in El Dorado County. Maybe it is the people, always so friendly and willing to have a nice chat with you. Maybe it is the soil - decomposed granite - and the elevation at 2,100 feet.... All I can say, is that after a hard day selling spirits to people all over the world, sometimes a gal just wants a soft, jammy Zinfandel! I usually enjoy Zinfandel just on it own out on my patio enjoying the redwood trees in La Honda.

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Varietal:

Zinfandel

- The bid to name Zinfandel California's "State Varietal" may have failed, but this red wine grape, grown extensively in California since the mid-1800s, is grown in few other places in the world. Sadly, much of what's cultivated today is planted where it's too hot and flat. But when planted to well-drained, hillside vineyards that are warm but not too hot, like those in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley and Amador County in the Sierra Foothills, Zinfandel can produce wines with plenty of character. High in natural alcohol and tannin, grown carefully it can be rich and complex, with dark fruit berry fruit and peppery spice. The most known example of Zinfandel outside of California is Italy's Primitivo, which can be similar in style, but is often a bit lighter and less alcoholic than West Coast examples.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Alcohol Content (%): 15.5