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Zinfandel Lock Vineyard

Zinfandel Lock Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: This is the first vintage of Zinfandel from the Lock Vineyard. Since other winemakers have raved about the Lock Vineyard Zinfandel grapes, we felt it was time to offer it under our label. The wine carries on the long tradition of Paso Robles Zinfandels with its richness and jammy characteristics. It is a very fruit forward wine with strong notes of blackberries, a balanced acid-tannin structure, a smooth mid-palate and long finish. Even though it is a big Zin, it is very food friendly and pairs well with hearty heat dishes and deserts. Only 75 cases of this wonderful Zinfandel were produced - get it while it lasts!

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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