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Molly's Block Zinfandel

Molly's Block Zinfandel Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: Colors of garnet and ruby lead to aromas of red raspberry, brambles and black cherry, followed on the palette by aromas with a bit of smoky nuance, and more vibrant fruit. A juicy rich middle gives way to a finely flavored finish. This is a bold Zinfandel with full fruit flavor and fabulous length. This exuberant Zinfandel expresses the potential of Limerick Lane's Collins Vineyard, and is an enticing prelude to the outstanding 2005 vintage Zinfandels that will be released next year. This is our first red wine in a screw cap finish. We are trying this method as a guarantee against the variability sometimes found in cork finished bottles. Drink now or cellar for 4 years.

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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