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Ziata Wines http://www.ziatawines.com/ is a new winery from the Cakebread family.  Started by Karen Cakebread, the inaugural release consists of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

The Sauvignon Blanc has clone 1 (gives it the citrus flavor) clone 7 (a gooseberry flavor) and is from a single vineyard.  I know there is a 3rd clone but I don’t have it in my notes.  For those who prefer “Minimalists” wines, this one is for you.  This wine is sharp, focused and loaded with bright acidity.  The nose was citrus with a slight floral influence.  The taste included grapefruit, lemon and a slight floral taste with a creamy mouthfeel.  The finish was long and satisfying. Yum!

The Pinot Noir has clone 777  (provides strong and intense colors, strong aromas, good balance – round, tannic) clone 115 (provides a purplish hue, superior bouquet, elegant rich aroma) and is from a single vineyard. The nose was of rich dark fruits such as blackberries and raspberries along with a slight oak influence.  The taste included the berries along with some vanilla from the new french oak used by Karen.  It is really new and will benefit from some bottle aging.

These are some great wines and we would love to include them in our website.

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