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Very Old Vine Zinfandel

Very Old Vine Zinfandel Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: The grapes used to produce this Very Old Vine Zinfandel come from a head trained pre-prohibition vineyard located near a dry tributary to the Kings river in Del Rey, CA. This loose gravely soil and the restrictive nature of these old vines produces a wine rich in character, with a solid structure, and a deep lingering finish, that will keep developing over the coming years. The result of these exceptional conditions and premium growing techniques is a medium bodied wine, with oodles of raspberry flavors, accompanied by vanilla, and cinnamon spice. The berry and spice flavors intermingle perfectly with a lingering finish that will remain well after your glass is empty. Pair with any grilled meats, hearty red sauce and pasta, or any chocolate dessert.

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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