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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Haywood Los Chamizal Zinfandel 2006
Haywood Los Chamizal Zinfandel 2006
(search item no. 106150)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of black pepper, spice and mocha perfectly complement the bold fruit essences of black cherry and raspberry. Lush, concentrated flavors of sun-ripened raspberries and chocolate-covered cherries are softened by a touch of creamy oak on the mid-palate. The mouth-filling texture and velvety tannins lead to a long, smooth finish.
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About Haywood Winery:

Haywood Estates Los Chamizal Vineyard overlooks the historic town of Sonoma in the southern reaches of the Mayacamas Mountains. Guided by founder Peter Haywood, Los Chamizal Vineyard produced its first crush in 1980, and so began the legacy of robust, elegant Zinfandels.

The soils are shallow - six inches to two feet – giving way to fractured red rock or volcanic tuft soil. The low nutrient levels contribute to the intense character of the wines by limiting growth and restricting leaf production. Cooling wind and fog off the mountain and from nearby San Francisco Bay keep the days temperate and the nights cool. The vineyard is comprised of eight blocks, two of which have been separated out due to their unique and distinctive characters: Rocky Terrace and Morning Sun.