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Rued Zinfandel

Rued Zinfandel Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Very Highly Recommended... First Place, 90 points, California Grapevine. GOLD MEDAL 2004 San Diego National Wine Competition. GOLD MEDAL 2004 North of the Gate Wine Competition. Deep aromas of rich raspberry mingle with sweet vanilla and white pepper, tempting you into that first sip. Amidst the concentration of flavors lies a graceful blend of fruit and finesse. Incredible richness and depth reveal flavors of ripe raspberries, juicy dark cherries, luscious plums, black pepper with a sprinkling of dark cocoa. These flavors are layered among a structure of oak and tannins, giving this wine excellent aging potential if only you can resist drinking it now.

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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