Zinfandel

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2011 Zinfandel Louvau Vineyard Old Vines, Dry Creek Valley
We’ve been making zinfandel from these gnarled, old vines since 1998, and each year are more and more impressed with the intensity and depth of character of the wines made from these grapes.
2011 Zinfandel Les Enfants Terribles, McFadden Farm
We always like to start out talking about this wine by stating that it doesn’t fit the classic image of a California wine. From start to finish, it is unusual in character: lower in alcohol, unfined, low in SO2, fermented using native yeasts found on the grapes, organically grown. We love it—it is light in color but rich in flavor, has great balance and beautiful acidity, and goes with a wide range of foods. With patience, it evolves into a remarkably beautiful wine.
2011 Zinfandel, Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines, Alexander Valley
This is one of the most lush Todd Brothers Ranch zins we've made in years, showing more fruit and less tannin than in the last few years. That being said, it still shows the big structure, and the dark flavors of cassis, blackberry, licorice, and coffee that makes this vineyard distinctive. Break out the BBQ and the steak!
2009 1.5L Zinfandel Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines
This is the twelfth vintage that we’ve made wine from these great old vines grown in one of the best red-soil vineyards in Sonoma. These thick, gnarled vines planted on the steep red rock slope in Geyserville always produce jet-black, intensely-flavored and very complex grapes. Since the vintage of 2009 was simply a stunning year for growing grapes, the Todd Brothers Ranch Zinfandel we produced in this vintage is equally stunning.
2009 Zinfandel Late Harvest
Small packages can contain huge surprises, as our Late Harvest Zinfandel exemplifies. This intense wine—made from grapes grown on Bella Winery’s Lily Hill vineyard in northern Dry Creek Valley—is both complex and balanced, and is a superb example of how a sweet desert wine can be made to be elegant and balanced.
2011 Zinfandel Florence Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
The Florence vineyard in the north of Dry Creek Valley is one of our favorite single-vineyard sites for Zinfandel in Sonoma county. Each year, it makes exceptionally vibrant and intense zinfandel, with characteristic aromatics of lavender, violets, and thyme or lavender spice.