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Zinfandel - Napa Valley

Zinfandel - Napa Valley Wine Details
Price: $25.00 per bottle

Description: My Napa Valley Zinfandel is a blend of 3 different vineyards, Brown Vineyard, Korte Ranch and Cypress Ranch. These three vineyards all give the wine different characteristics Brown Vineyards adds the Black Cherry and richness to the wine. Korte Ranch adds the classic Raspberry, and spice of Zinfandel, Cypress Ranch adds sage and some structure. These vineyards come together to make a very fun wine to drink! D-cubed Cellars 2004 Napa Valley Zinfandel has black cherry and raspberry aromas with hints of sage and allspice. This wine is smooth and elegant, with the balance and structure to improve with 5 or so years of aging. There are lots of black cherry flavors rounded out with black pepper and allspice. The long fruity finish is very lovely which all add together to make a very pleasurable wine.

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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