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A Thousand Flowers

A Thousand Flowers Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: Currently available for purchase online, and for tasting and purchase in our tasting room: Rushin' River Red, 2005 Thousand Flowers, 2005 Chardonnay, 2004 Estate Chardonnay, and 2004 Old Windmill Zinfandel. Before ordering, please read the Shipping Information at the very bottom of this page. 2005 Chardonnay Unmasked by wood flavors, the style of this wine displays the pure essence and character of the fruit. It is packed with ripe, rich fruit flavors of banana, pineapple & pears with hints of coconut and citrus. It is perfect for pairing with light meals, cheeses and fruits. $16.50 / 750ml x 0123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748 2005 Thousand Flowers A delightfully fruity blend with tropical and citrus fruit flavors. The perfect wine to serve with lighter style foods, cheeses and fruits.

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)!
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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