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Carla's Vineyard Zinfandel

Carla's Vineyard Zinfandel Wine Details
Price: $22.99 per bottle

Description: Carla's Vineyards, some over 100 years old, are mostly head pruned and dry farmed. They are located at the entrance to the San Francisco Bay in Contra Costa County, California. The sparse production per vine and the cool evening breezes produce perfectly ripe Zinfandel fruit. The vineyards are named after long-time grower Tony Cutino's daughter, Carla Meadows, who has been a superlative supporter of saving these heritage vineyards from the clutches of real estate developers. This wines possesses an enchanting, vibrant black cherry fruit in the bouquet. The flavors include rich black cherry, chocolate, currant and vanilla spice.

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)!
Fermented beverage made with honey, water and yeast optionally with flavoring ingredients.


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