Red Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel, 2006
 

Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel, 2006 Review & Tasting Notes

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Wine Appearance

The moderate aromas of the Estancia Paso Robles are strong with red fruit, berries, and a little spice. This Zinfandel is dry with strong tannins and moderate flavors of dark fruit, berries, a hint of cinnamon, and perhaps a little smoke.

Estancia 2006 Zinfandel Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The color of the Estancia Paso Robles 2006 Zinfandel ranges from ruby red to a deep, almost rusty purple. It has a very deep center with clear edges.

Nose
The moderate aromas of the Estancia Paso Robles are strong with red fruit, berries, and a little spice.

Palate
This Zinfandel is dry with strong tannins and moderate flavors of dark fruit, berries, a hint of cinnamon, and perhaps a little smoke.

Food Pairing

Pairing Estancia 2006 Zinfandel with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: The Estancia Zinfandel becomes fruitier and drier when paired with cheddar cheeses, which makes this a good combination.
  • Aged Gouda: The finish of the Paso Robles is smoother when paired with aged Gouda.
  • Aged Parmesan: When paired with aged Pramesan, the Zinfandel becomes drier and more complex, making this worth trying.
  • Camembert: The Estancia Zinfandel is drier and more aromatic when pared with Camembert.

Pairing Estancia 2006 Zinfandel with Main Dishes

  • Sausage: Estancia Zinfandel becomes smoother, more aromatic, and a little fruitier when combined with sausage.
  • Steak: With steak then Zinfandel becomes drier and more aromatic, which makes this a fair pairing.
  • Buffalo Chicken: Spicy Buffalo chicken makes the 2006 Zinfandel fruitier and smoother, with the spice flavors becoming emphasized.
  • Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions: This Zinfandel tastes smoother and more interesting in a hard-to-describe way when paired with sauteed mushrooms and onions, which is definitely worth trying out.

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Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel, 2006

Editor reviews

 
Overall Quality 
 
3.5
Reviewed by Austin    November 03, 2011
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Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel

Estancia Paso Robles Zinfandel works well in a lot of different ways. It's not the best Zinfandel that I've had, Estancia Paso Robles is better than most.

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