Cakebread Cellars Red Hill Lake County 2010 Zinfandel, $21.14-$27.99, 89 points, begins in the glass a Bordeaux ruby red with a broad clear rim.
Toasty Vanilla follows an earthy aroma.
A medium-plus body, with good acidity, moderate tannin, and alcohol (15.1%) with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, plum, and a syrupy red cherry licorice, are not up to the exceptional 2007 vintage, but the price is greatly reduced (I'd rather pay the higher price for the better wine).
The finish is fair with spice and an unsatisfactory trailing palate.
You might sense my disappointment, because for sometime Cakebread Zinfandel was my favorite, and I was much looking forward to this one.
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