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Block 11 Zinfandel

Block 11 Zinfandel Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: Our Block 11 Zinfandel has intense plum, blackberry, pepper and clove aromas. There are spicy elements of licorice and tea in the nose along with subtle notes of vanilla. The wine opens as it rests in the glass revealing more of its sweet red fruit nature. The palate on this wine is silky in nature with a slight chalkiness around the edges. It is very full bodied, and holds the weight throughout the palate. Ripe flavors of cherry and raspberry concentrate at the center of the palate, while the spicy side of this wine reveals itself hinting with notes of cardamon, toast, pepper and vanilla. The finish has flavors of cherry, blackberry, and toast that tend to linger on and on.

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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