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"Ricci Vineyard" Zinfandel Port

"Ricci Vineyard" Zinfandel Port Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: This Port is a richly colored dark purple and ruby. Aromas of dark berry fruit and mixed berry pie combine with inviting hints of hazelnut and caramel notes that originate from the brandy fortification. The flavors are explosive, yet without the hot alcohol character. Ripe plum, blackberry, cocoa and sweet candied fruit come together creating a remarkably vibrant and juicy experience on the palate. The finish is long and lingering, leaving behind notes of walnut oil and smoky maple character.

Varietal Definition
Zinfandel is a variety of red grape planted in over 10 percent of California wine vineyards. DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grape Crljenak Kaštelanski, and also the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in the 'heel' of Italy. It is typically made into a robust red wine. Its taste depends on the ripeness of the grapes from which it is made. Red berry fruits like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas such as the Napa Valley, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas such as Sonoma County. Many Zinfandels come from head pruned ‘Old Vines’. ‘Old Vine’ is generally understood to mean a vine that is more than 50 years old and that produces less than three tons per acre. ‘Head Pruning’ is an old European style of pruning that trains the vine into the shape of a goblet. It requires no wires or other complex trellis systems. Head pruning spreads the fruit uniformly along the vine and allows light penetration.In the USA a semi-sweet Rosé (blush-style) wine called ‘White Zinfandel’ has achieved widespread popularity. 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)!


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