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Stonecroft Zinfandel

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Stonecroft Zinfandel

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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2008 vintage was estate-grown in the Gimblett Gravels of Hawke's Bay and matured for over 18 months in American oak casks. Ruby-hued, it's a fresh, lively, medium-bodied red with spicy, slightly peppery aromas and flavours and a firm finish, but lacks real richness.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The first commercial release of Zinfandel in New Zealand was the 1999 vintage a Hawke's Bay red with moderately ripe, plummy, spicy flavours and firm acidity. The 2002 is 'not the greatest Zin we'll make', reports winemaker Alan Limmer. 'It was knocked around by the rain. ' Light in colour, it's a high-alcohol wine (14 per cent) with plum, strawberry and spice flavours that lack real stuffing, but some peppery, drink-young charm.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The first 'commercial' release of Zinfandel grown in New Zealand was the 1999 vintage a Hawke's Bay red with moderately ripe, plummy, spicy flavours and firm acidity. The 2000 is similar - fullish in colour, with crisp acidity woven through its fresh, berryish, slightly peppery flavours. There was no 2001, but 'watch for the 2002' says winemaker Alan Limmer
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
The first 'commercial' release of Zinfandel grown in New Zealand was the 1999 vintage a Hawke's Bay red with moderately ripe, plummy, spicy flavours and firm acidity. The 2000 is similar - fullish in colour, with crisp acidity woven through its fresh, berryish, slightly peppery flavours. There was no 2001, but 'watch for the 2002' says winemaker Alan Limmer
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