California

Zinfandel

Syrah & Petite Sirah

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Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel 2009

Ripe black cherry/raspberry nose, with notes of pepper, licorice, chaparral, and tobacco. Rich black fruit on the palate. Full and viscous. Well-coated tannins and a long, layered finish.

"The 2009 Lytton Springs is the biggest and most structured of these 2009 Zinfandel-based reds, largely owing to the earthier soils and the presence 23% Petite Sirah. Black fruit, plums, tar, licorice and smoke are some of the notes that flow from this generous, inviting red. The Lytton Springs is fairly structured, and can definitely benefit from another year or two (perhaps more) in bottle. The blend is 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2029. "

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Two Angels Petite Sirah 2007

The grapes for Two Angels come from the renowned Shannon Ridge Vineyards, extremely volcanic, red pumice stone terroir. Hugging the mountain rims along the east edge of the High Valley AVA at close to 2,200 feet (the highest vineyards in California), the area is reminiscent of the Rhone Valley's Crozes-Hermitage vineyards. All the grapes for this wine came from a vineyard with a slope of 40 degrees. The fruit was all hand-picked and hand-sorted before cold soaking and a long, cool fermentation. The wine ages for ten months using 25-percent new French oak.

The 2007 Two Angels Petite Sirah is "dark as the night" and boasts savory aromas of ripe, dark berries (blackberry, boysenberry and raspberry), violets, and ripe plum, with a hint of roast game. Abundant fruit flavors in this well-structured wine are nicely integrated with toasted oak and a touch of black licorice.thoughtful winemaking helps Miner create elegant, expressive wines.

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Redbone Zinfandel 2008

Redbone is produced by Nick Goldschmidt and his wife Yolyn. After flying the globe for many years as the headwinemaker for the likes of Simi, Allied Domecq, and Beam Estates, Nick decided to start a family company with his wife Yolyn in 1998. The goal of the company was to focus on site specific winemaking from great vineyard sites from around the world. Having produced so many world class wines from around the globe, Nick knew exactly which vineyard sites he would choose to make his wines from. The wines Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt produce are all single vineyard, handcrafted, small production, and artisan wine

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7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel 2009

Notes of sweet plums and pepper dominate the nose while flavors of blueberry, raspberry, cinnamon, and black pepper pack the palate from start to finish. The silky-smooth tannins hold the wine together and deliver a soft, fruit-driven experience.

"Even better is the 250,000-case cuvee of 100% Zinfandel, the 7 Deadly Zins 2009. This hugely popular wine spends 12 months in both French and American oak. Sexy and endearing, it offers a deep ruby/purple color, full-bodied, corpulent flavors and abundant berry fruit, pepper and spice notes. Drink this seductive, full throttle, classic Zinfandel over the next several years. "

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Joel Gott Zinfandel 2008

This California Zinfandel balances rich and graceful flavors characteristic of each region farmed. Dry-farmed, old-head-trained vines in Lodi and Amador produce intense, structured fruit while the Napa Valley harvest adds power, depth and complexity. Fruit from the cooler climate of Sonoma County offers classic Zinfandel aromatics of pepper and anise. Together, these diverse regions produce a Zinfandel packed with flavors of licorice, plums, Bing cherries and blackberries with a deep, long finish.

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Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2008

Fruit for the 2008 Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is sourced from San Joaquin County where warm, dry temperatures provide ideal conditions for growing Old Vine Zinfandel. Cool maritime breezes from the Pacific Ocean and Sacramento River Delta keep the nights cool and provide additional hang time for the grapes. The roots of these old vines are deeply entrenched in the ground where nutrients and water are readily available. The result: concentrated juicy berries with layers of flavor and texture.

The 2008 Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel has aromas of dried currants, spice, and notes of plum and wild berry. A long finish, structured tannins, and balanced acidity complete this complex wine.

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Zinfandel 2009

Our Diamond Collection Zinfandel is crafted by blending fruit from several different appellations, which feature different clone selections, soil types and cultivation methods. We source both hot and cool climate Paso Robles fruit as well as fruit from Sonoma County. By combining these different styles of Zinfandel, we achieve a wine of greater complexity and character. 2009 was an excellent vintage that experienced a mild spring, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. These conditions resulted in profusely aromatic fruit with exceptional weight and balance. We also added an extra layer of complexity by blending in a small amount of Petite Sirah. The resulting wine has a solid structure and mature tannins, which balance Zinfandel's inherently jammy nature.

Appearance Red-violet
Aromas Crushed raspberries, strawberries, toasted oak.
Flavors Briary blackberries, plums, pepper, cloves and cola.

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Frey Organic Zinfandel

Frey Vineyards, along with a handful of other family owned vineyards in Mendocino County, joined CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) in 1980. From these vineyards Frey winery created the first wines in the US to be made from certified organic grapes. Many of these pioneering certified organic vineyards still produce fruit that is used in Frey wines today. In 2008, fruit from over 30 certified organic grape growers was utilized to make twelve varietals of Frey organic wine. Over the years Frey Vineyards has helped many of these growers through the process of certification, helping to increase the total organic vineyard acreage in Mendocino County to over 3500 acres.

The bench land soils of Redwood Valley produce magnificent Zinfandels. A pleasant wine with aromas of plum and roses. Flavors of fresh cherry and currant give way to a long, smooth finish. This wine is aged with French oak.

100% Certified Organic

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Cline Zinfandel 2009

As always, the California Zinfandel is both challenging and rewarding to produce. Severe selection criteria and master blending are evident in the final product, which showcases a wide array of dark berry flavors—especially black cherry and strawberry. Firm, supple tannins are complemented by nice spice notes and a lasting vanilla finish, both derived from oak aging.

With its smooth structure and rich, berry flavors, the California Zinfandel pairs best with bold-flavored foods such as penne putanesca, grilled steak or chili con carne.

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Gnarly Head Zinfandel 2010

Gnarly Head 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel is made from gnarled 35 to 80 year-old head trained vines. Fruit from these unruly branches is intense and powerful, and as some of the oldest in California, these brash old vines produce exceptional, full flavored grapes. The intrepid Old Vine Zinfandel has a gnarly core of rich, dark raspberry and black cherry flavors with layers of spice and chocolate balanced by complex French and American oak toast. Try pairing this wine with braised short ribs, chicken enchiladas, or dark chocolate.

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Four Vines Zinfandel 2008

We have such a great wealth of Zinfandel that we have the ability to put together a fantastic multi-appellation Zin Blend. On the nose the wine has layers of berry fruit and anise aromas with hints of spice. On the palate, blackberry and spicy plum fruit with a rich mouth feel trailing to a velvety toasted oak finish. Enjoy with a friend! - Winery

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Rosenblum Vintners Cuvée XXXIII Zinfandel

With rich fruit intensity, our Zinfandel Cuvee XXXIII opens with a mélange of raspberry, plum, and Bing cherry aromas. Sweet mocha and vanilla spices gather around red stone fruits on the medium-bodied palate. The well-balanced acidity and fine tannins showcase the vibrancy of flavors in this accessible wine. A wine suited for all occasions, it pairs well with barbecued meats, pizza or pastas.

Similar to many European wines, the Rosenblum Zinfandel Cuvée XXXII doesn’t carry a specific vintage, allowing the winemaker to create a blend that reflects his ideal wine style. The result is a well-balanced, multilayered wine that can be enjoyed immediately upon release.

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Bogle Petite Sirah 2010

Thirty-one years after it was first produced by the Bogle family in 1978, Petite Sirah is today considered Bogle's "heritage" varietal. Ripe summer blackberries and plums overwhelm both the nose and palate of this wine. Its trademark inky, jammy qualities are a barrage of black fruit and spice, adding layer upon layer of complexity. Notes of supple leather and toasty oak envelop the flavors through the finish, giving way to wisps of caramel and vanilla. The firm tannins make this a wine that can develop for years to come, but you won't want to wait that long to enjoy it!

Try this unique wine with rich meat dishes of lamb, pork or game and their hearty sauces.

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Ravenswood Vintners Blend Merlot 2009

If you’re drawn to the rich and powerful, you’ll be a moth to our Merlot’s flame. Full of smooth tannins, our 2009 vintage shines with bright fruit flavors of black plum and cherry along with olive and spice. Pair with a tower of linguine topped with porcini mushroom sauce or roasted duck breast. Aged in 40% new french oak.