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Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley
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  Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley
Item Number:25 20 132 09
Regular Price:$28.95
Sale Price:$24.95 - 14% off!
Discounted Case Price:$239.40 - 20% off!
($19.95 per bottle)
Total Savings: 31%
Availability: IN STOCK 
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CUSTOMER RATING
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1 to 5 glasses
EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 JWP  98 
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Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley
An incredible find! Manzanita Creek was started by two brothers who worked in construction. They decided they wanted to make wine and took a book out of the library. Well, they obviously are very good students because within two years they had a wine selected to the San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 and they continue to turn out award winning and high scoring wines every vintage. This 2009 Cloud Buster Zinfandel comes from a vineyard at the eastern most edge of the Russian River Valley, planted in 1976 (38 year old vines) on a bench at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, 300 feet elevation. The vineyard faces West and is sun-drenched while also being ocean cooled. The name ‘Cloud Buster’ refers to the WW II Fighters that fly overhead during the annual ‘Wings over Wine Country’ in August. This is a big, fruit forward Zin with plenty of depth. It scored 98 points on the website JustWinePoints. It shows red currants, boysenberry and blackberry up front with a lush mouth feel. The palate opens to berries, dark chocolate, coffee and cedary spice with a long finish. Enjoy it now and cellar some for later. It's on Sale and it's Limited!!!!

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Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced (5)
  • Big (5)
  • Smooth (5)
  • Finish (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining (7)
    • Everyday (4)
      • Pairs Well With:
      • Beef (6), Pizza and pasta (6), Game (4), Spicy food (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Aspiring enthusiast (6)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Buy!!

    By Roadking

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

      Nice, easy drinking wine that gets better as it opens up. Josh was correct in his assessment of the strong chocolate, earthy note, which was enjoyable. Good purchase!!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Killer Zin

      By Whitewhiner

      from Providence, RI

      About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balanced
      • Big
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Everyday
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

        So good, I opened one bottle and ordered 6 more within minutes. Very approachable and delicious.

        • Pairs Well With:
        • Beef, Chocolate, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Spicy Food

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A very nice Zin!

        By Chuck

        from Grand Junction, CO

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Big
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Everyday
          • Gifts

          Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

          I have really enjoyed this Zin. It's big and bold but very smooth and would pair up well with any red meats or fowl. I'm glad I discovered it thru WineExpress.com. Thanks, guys!

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Beef, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Spicy Food

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A very solid Zinfandel!

          By Chuck

          from Grand Junction, CO

          About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Clear
          • fruity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Everyday
            • Gifts

            Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

            I'm partial to strong California wines, such as Zins. This is a very good Zin that is drinking well right now, but I put a few bottles up to see how they are in another couple of years. It would be very good with strong meats. I had my first bottle with home-grilled tenderloin steak and fries with Bearnaise sauce (steak frites comme on dit en Francais); the meal was great! Get it while it lasts!

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Game, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Smooth and Bold

            By Ricki

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Long Finish
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • After Dinner
              • Entertaining

              Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

              I really enjoyed this Zin. Nice and bold flavor. Very good after opening, but much better the second night. Make sure to let it breath.

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Chocolate

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Surprising Zin

              By Rob Special Reserve

              from Elmhurst, NY

              About Me Casual Drinker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fruity With A Backbone
              • Long Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertaining
                • Senior Guests
                • Weeknight

                Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

                I personally drank this in the evening way past Dinner. Wonderful bouquet apples and lingering taste. Josh described it best, " It has backbone".

                • Pairs Well With:
                • Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Spicy Food

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Mouthful

                By JWM

                from Paris, KY

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Big
                • Chewy
                • Clean
                • Long Finish
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

                    Good nose, palate, & finish; a nice full, chewy wine. It filled the mouth and lingered. This should go well with anything that wants a big red and should not disappoint. This wine goes on the "Buy Again" list.

                     
                    5.0

                    great from when bottle is opened

                    By tate

                    from RI

                    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Balanced
                    • Big

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertaining

                      Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

                      This wine was exceptional from when it was opened till it was finished. Great for the price.

                      • Pairs Well With:
                      • Beef, Pizza and Pasta
                       
                      4.0

                      a great buy

                      By dobs

                      from Omaha, Ne

                      About Me Connoisseur

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Big

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • After Dinner
                        • Afternoon
                        • Entertaining

                        Comments about Manzanita Creek 2009 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Cloud Buster, Russian River Valley:

                        This is a big, full-bodied zin. Reminiscent of the Ridge efforts from the mid-90's, wines that were ripe, plush and packed chocolately overtones. Almost worthy of 5 stars IMHO, but it's a little over the top and not quite in the same league as the Turley and Robert Biale wines from good years. Still, a great buy for the money.

                        • Pairs Well With:
                        • Beef, Game, Pizza and Pasta

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                          Should this be cellared, and if so, for how long? ~s
                          Asked on 5/22/2014 by Steve from Ashford, CT

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                            This Zin needs no cellaring, drinks beautifully now. The fruit is vibrant and delicious. It does have good tannic structure. If you prefer a more mature style, cellar it for 5-8 years

                            Answered on 5/23/2014 by Josh from Wine Express
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