This supple and mouth-filling vintage leads with juicy raspberry and ripe boysenberry fruit. Hints of spiced chocolate integrate well with fruit that is surprisingly luscious and silky on the palate, partnered with black pepper backbone that gives structure and weight. Flavours of toasted oak and pipe tobacco create further structure, allowing this wine to stand up to a variety of hearty fare.
The winery and vineyards were originally owned and run by the Cecil and Christine De Loach. In 2003, the family run Burgundian estate Jean-Claude Boisset purchased De Loach and brought the focus back to the estate's original high quality winemaking philosophy, with specific emphasis on small lot winemaking, particularly of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. The winery's 17-acre estate vineyard has been completely restored and converted to organic and Biodynamic® viticulture, a tradition upheld by many foremost Burgundian vineyards. The De Loach estate vineyards are certified organic by CCOF.
For the Heritage Reserve wines (previously the California series), De Loach combine their Russian River Valley grapes with those from selected growing regions in California to produce good value, approachable wines. Each is made and bottled at their estate facility. This Zinfandel was made from fruit grown in vineyards in the Central Coast appellations where the coastal fog and cool evenings create a good environment for extended ripening.
Pre-fermentation cold soak followed by post-fermentation warm maceration took place in stainless steel tanks to extract good colour and ripe tannins. During fermentation, the cap was punched down by hand. The wine was aged in 227 litre French oak barrels.
Dark in colour, this wine is rich with spice on both the nose and the palate. Flavours of ripe strawberry, raspberry and blackberry blend nicely with notes of blackcurrant and molasses. This wine is full bodied with soft tannins and lingering ripe flavours of pomegranate on the finish.
This wine has great colour density with youthful garnet red hues. The aromas are reminiscent of ripe red fruits - raspberry, blackcurrant and strawberry jam with black tea, white and black pepper spice. The palate delivers a fruity, plump, yet supple wine with some spicy Zinfandel.
Parducci Wine Cellars is a family-run winery with an 85-year legacy of winemaking, committed to protecting the health of their vineyards for future generations. To produce their legendary wines, the carbon neutral winery runs on 100% green power and uses sustainable wine-growing practices that forge deep roots.
This wine was aged for 12 months in neutral barrels before being bottled.
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Deeply perfumed aromas of dark berries and the old vine Zin`s intrinsic briary spiciness. Layered bright berry fruit flavours with complex spice undertones. Low yields in the vineyard preserved the vibrant natural acidity and balanced tannins. Long, persistent finish.
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Proudly made in California, this fantastic wine is full of fruity flavours to "delight your taste buds and tickle your fancy" according to the lovely folks at Bulletin!
Bulletin Zinfandel is a medium-bodied, velvety smooth red with aromas and flavours of dark fruits and hints of warm spice.