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Bg Zinfandel

Bg Zinfandel Reserve Wine Details
Price: $27.00 per bottle

Description: This wine has the color of a fresh picked ripe cherry. It's aromas linger between those of red fruits, floral petals, and spices like sage and lemon balm. The influence of French and American oak sneak through hinting with aromas vanilla and crème brulee. This Zinfadel expresses fresh fruits on the palate. The flavors include cherry, blueberry, and red delicious apple. The finish has a lingering interplay of cherries, apple, and caramel toastiness. The texture emcompasses the whole palate, slightly more confrontational on the forefront, but making peace through the middle and finish of the wine. The wine finishes with a vibrant acidity, a broad mouth feel, and a lingering berry flavor.

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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