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Bottles of Miner, Neyers, and K Vintners for the 4th of July Weekend


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We continued our tradition of drinking American wines over the long 4th of July holiday weekend.  The 2013 Miner Family Wines, Rosato, Mendocino proved to be an outright tasty wine.  While some might be excited that it is made from Sangiovese, our group preferred the flavor for our bottle was promptly finish.  Our experience with Neyers Vineyards continues to reveal attractive, well-priced wines.  The 2011 Neyers Vineyards, Zinfandel, Del Barba Vineyard, Contra Costa County was enjoyed by all.  It captures the juicy, berry nature of Zinfandel in a generous yet crisp manner.  There is good complexity right now so why wait?  Bottles of 2011 K Vintners, Syrah, Milbrandt, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley should be left in the cellar.  It is true that the flavors have no hard edges at all but the new oak flavors need time to integrate. The Miner and Neyers are available at MacArthur Beverages and the K Vintners at The Cheese Shop in Williamsburg.

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2013 Miner Family Wines, Rosato, Mendocino – $20
This wine is produced using the saignée method with 100% Sangiovese.  Alcohol 14.1%.  The color was a vivid red rose.  This fruit wine had red fruit followed by minerally black fruit.  There was a lot of acidity as well as a textured, ripe finish.  This flavorful, crisp wine was evocative of hard cherries.  Nice.  *** Now.

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2011 Neyers Vineyards, Zinfandel, Del Barba Vineyard, Contra Costa County – $24
This wine is 100% Zinfandel that was aged in used French oak.  Alcohol 14.6%.  The ripeness was immediately apparent with flavors of blue and red fruit mixed with baking spices.  There was some extract in this juicy wine that took on a lot of berry cobbler flavor.  Though the wine was fairly rich and weighty it maintained freshness.  Drinking well right now.  *** Now.

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2011 K Vintners, Syrah, Milbrandt, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley – $35
This wine is 100% Syrah sourced from the Sundance and Northridge vineyards that was aged for 11 months in 25%new French oak barrels.  Alcohol 14%.  There were round flavors of red and black fruit, and a hint of cocoa.  The wine was almost creamy with no harsh edges before the mineral hint in the finish.  The fruit remained clean with an almost refreshing, cool aftertaste.  I would cellar this further because the barrel flavors need further time to integrate. **(*) 2016-2024.

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