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Zinfandel 2001 Giubbini

Zinfandel 2001 Giubbini Wine Details
Price: $21.95 per bottle

Description: The Giubbini Vineyard is located on the steep chalky hills of Templeton. The vines struggle to produce mature grapes under these conditions. This vineyard has become an integral part of our Zinfandel program. In 1995 we selected a few barrels that stood out because of the wine's particularly intense fruit characters and bottled it separately. Ever since that first vintage we have continued to produce a vineyard designated wine. This wine is intense from start to finish. You will note an abundance of berries, plums and raisin notes. Once you try it you'll be hooked like everyone else! Enjoy this wine with most hearty entrees.

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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