Zenaida Cellars

Zenaida Cellars

Syrah 2018

Ming L
9.0

Ripe berry fruits - black and blueberry, raspberry - and dark roasted coffee, light black pepper, and hint of violet on the nose. The palate, while dense, is more about texture than richness, with lovely acidity. Soft round tannins.
Smooth, well balanced, and delicious.
— a month ago

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ZC Red 2017

Ming L
9.0

Tasty blend. Ripe fruit core with acidic backbone. Pretty much the same note as the last bottle. 17’ is considered by many locals as a more balanced and approachable vintage than the previous drought years, and I think this bottle shows. — 5 months ago

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Knucklehead Petite Sirah 2017

Ming L
8.9

A lovely 100% Petit Sirah bottling. Blueberry jam, ripe plum, fig, Chinese herbs, black tea, and hint of dark chocolate. Juicy and velvety on the palate with tantalizing acidity. Long spicy and sweet finish. — a year ago

David liked this

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Paso Robles Grenache 2018

Ming L
9.3

When I think of Paso reds, ripe, rich, and concentrations come to mind. But from the few bottles I’ve tasted so far, the Grenache does not fit that profile.

This is very pretty Grenache. Perfumed and floral with fresh and light candied red fruits. Medium body and a vibrant and round palate, gaining complexity and singing after 3 hours. Possibly my favorite bottling so far from the winery.

— a month ago

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Wallflower Willow Creek District Paso Robles Grenache Blanc 2019

Ming L
9.0

The winery produces just 1 white each vintage in small quantity. This 100% Grenache Blanc is the best one I’ve tasted yet.
Peach, pineapple, mandarin orange, white flower, chrysanthemum, hint of white pepper on the nose. On the palate it is plush yet very crisp, with a chalky mineral undertone. Semi dry. A bit heat on the finish, but even that went well with curry chicken.
Interesting fact: Grenache Blanc was not recognized as a varietal by the U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms until 2002.
— 6 months ago

Bob and David liked this

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Beekeeper Roussanne 2010

Lovely, sweet with a bit of bite. — 2 years ago

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Templeton Gap Zinfandel Blend 2018

Ming L
9.0

Rich aroma of blackberry and plum, with notes of coconut, black tea, and dried herbs. Lush supple palate with fresh raspberry playing nicely with the otherwise delicious ripe fruit core. Mellow tannins.

Lovely Zin from the estate vineyard in Templeton Gap.
— 3 months ago

Daniel P. and Bob liked this

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Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ming L
9.1

Picked the bottle to pair with dessert for a friend who doesn’t like dessert wine.

Rich, dense, with ripe candied dark fruits. Very approachable and so delicious. My last bottle of the 17’. Will try to get more.
— 4 months ago

David and Bob liked this

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Grenache Blanc 2019

Love this wine. In between sauv blanc and chardonnay. Not too sweet or dry. — 7 months ago

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Wanderlust Templeton Gap Red blend 2015

SLO Paso GSM. Smoky tangy Templeton — 3 years ago

Matthew Cohen
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