2007 Redwood Valley ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel RESERVE — $8
Vineyard Location: Redwood Valley
Vineyard Planted:100% Zinfandel
Brix at Harvest:.56
Total Acidity: .56
Residual Sugar: .12
Cooperage: French Oak
Approx Quantity Produced: 61 Cases
Aroma: Inviting wild berry, light minerality, black pepper
Palate: Plush boysenberry, black cherry & orange peel
Finish: Touch of earth, licorice, rose petal & vanilla
Zinfandel was for many years somewhat of a mystery grape, as far as its origins are concerned. Recent research in Croatia and at the University of California at Davis, using DNA profiling, has proved Zinfandel is a clone of the Croatian variety Crljenak.
Nearly as versatile as Chardonnay in the number of different styles of wine produced from it, it has only achieved widespread popularity in America since 1980, as a pink, slightly sweet wine. In fact, this popularity has so outstripped all other forms that many fans think there is actually a grape called "White Zinfandel" (there isn't)!
Zinfandel is one red varietal that is probably best enjoyed in its youth, within three to five years of the vintage. With more bottle age than this, the luscious fruit that distinguishes Zinfandel drops markedly.
1 - 2 cases: 10% off,
3 - 5 cases: 15% off,
6 + cases: 20% off
(does not apply to Library & Reserve wines).
Mixed cases allowed. Wine club members are given an additional 5% off on all purchases.