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This robust, smooth zinfandel does a pretty good imitation of a fine vintage port, minus the sweetness. It's packed with flavors of blueberry, chocolate, herbs and coffee. Its style is more reminiscent of a big-shouldered Sonoma County zinfandel than the typical Napa zin, but who's complaining? It's simply a delicious red.

Michael Dresser

2006 Napa Cellars Zinfandel

From: Napa Valley, Calif.

Price: $22

Serve with: Pasta, pizza, winter stews

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