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$20 Washington Zinfandel

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Washington Big Zinfandel?

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You answered with an enthusiastic YES! last year when we introduced Three Angels Zinfandels.

This year, the name is different, but the wines are as heavenly as ever.

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Three Angels, now Angel Vine, is back with huge Zins that define value. You've tasted how good Washington Cabs, Merlots, and Syrahs can be. Add these luscious Washington Zinfandels to your list.

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Watch out California!

Bergstrom Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 08

Angel Vine Zinfandel 08
Walla Walla - Les Collines Vineyard

$22.95/$20.66

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The 08 Les Collines Zinfandel is a sexy steal.

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The 08 Les Collines's decadent scents of black cherries and sweet spice are matched by velvety cherry flavors, jammy and juicy fruit, and hints of leather, coffee, and anise. It simultaneously delivers fat, classic Zinfandel fullness and exuberant, lively, food-friendly balance.

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Nice ruby color with a nose of fresh red fruits melded with spicebox. Rich cherry, leather, and earth flavors reveal a clean, full finish. European? Feminine? Words not usually associated with Zinfandel but could, in context, describe this wine. - the winery

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Angel Vine Zinfandel 08
Avery Vineyard

$19.95/17.95 by the case

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The Avery Vineyard Zinfandel 08 is a "Wow."

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Lush scents of plum and black cherry introduce big, rich cherry, plum, berry, bramble, white pepper, and mixed sweet spice flavors. Compares quite well to $40 Zinfandels, and it's balanced - it has structure as well as over-the-top Zinfandel style. Very reminiscent of a Dry Creek Zinfandel, at half the price.

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Subtle nose of berry, plum, and anise. In the mouth, red and black fruits compete for attention; on the mid-palate, pepper, vibrant acidity, and medium tannins combine with the fruit to build a big wine. - the winery

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Angel Vine Zinfandel 08
Columbia Valley
$19.95/$17.95 by the case

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Exuberant, richly-textured black cherry flavor with hints of bittersweet chocolate, bramble, and game. A streak of fresh sweet cherry adds balance. Tasting the Columbia Valley 08 made us crave barbeque - pork ribs, crispy chicken. You'll run for the grill!

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A blend of Zinfandel from Les Collines (Walla Walla Valley), Avery (Columbia Valley), Coyote Canyon (Horse Heaven Hills) & Stone Tree (Wahluke Slope) Vineyards. The winemaker added a splash of Primitivo and a touch of Petite Sirah.

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Nose of dried tea, chocolate, and dark berries. Fruit forward with blackberry, earth, and tobacco flavors... zin-berry briar patch. As a young wine, the 18% Primitivo is making its presence known by adding to the early drinkability and freshness of the wine. The 6% Petite Sirah adds spice, spine, and grip. - the winery

To give you an idea of how huge Zinfandel grapes are, here's a comparison (above). Zinfandel is on the left, Pinot on the right, the car keys for perspective.

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Rhone Style Sale

Gilbert Cellars
Allobroges Syrah 06

Sale $17.95/$16.16

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Syrah (60%) Grenache (22%) Mourvedre (18%) -medium to full bodied - sweet berry plum cherry with a hint of incense oak.

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Special sale price- was $24.

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Bright aromatics, luscious texture and pure fruit arise from this Rhone-style blend from four vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Syrah and Mourvedre from the Olsen Vineyard add richness to the palate, red cherry flavored Grenache from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard and the winery's estate Sunrise Vineyard brighten the finish and enhance the aromatics. Syrah from the winery's estate adds fleshy dark cherry fruit for a decadent ending.

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