The old vine Zin fruit creates a wine of intense color, aroma, and flavor.Â A deep ruby hue presents a wine of ripe red fruit aromas and toasty oak . On the palate, concentrated berry flavors mix with oak and cinnamon-spice complexities.Â Aging for 20 months in French and American oak barrels softens the well-structured tannins for a long and graceful finish.
The Old Vine Zinfandel will stand up to full flavored meats and sausage on the grill, and is ideal with venison and game dishes.
Appellation:Â Shenandoah Valley, CA
Harvest Date:Â Nov 10, 2008
Barrel Aging:Â 20 months
Bottling Date:Â Sept. 16, 2010
Release Date:Â April 1, 2011
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