The 2012 Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is grown from low-yield old vines that, along with the Central Valley regions soils, warm days and cool evening breezes, contributes to soft, mellow, approachable Zinfandel with lush fruit character. This is a complex wine, offering aromas of ripe berry, dried plum, and red currants. These remarkable fragrances are echoed in the flavors where hints of tobacco, black pepper spice and sweet oak lifts the fruit and carries them through a lingering finish.
Our expert wine panel was very excited about this great Zinfandel. “An intricate red that stimulates from first sip to final finish,” said one of the panel. “This is a wine that throws down the gauntlet and sets the standard for Zinfandels to be made. We highly suggest you give this wine a try.” But don’t wait. Our supplies of this classic California red is limited. Order yours today!
Zinfandel is recognized as America’s Heritage Wine. Its historical association with the Wild West, the Gold Rush and rugged individualists taming rugged territory, captured the imagination of 100s of winemakers and thousands of enthusiasts. Once only planted in California, today its popularity has sprung new plantings across the United States and around the world. A typically robust red wine, Zinfandel grapes are planted in one in every ten California vineyards, white it is also grown in states across the nation. They can run a bit “hot”, or too alcoholic, but they frequently tend to be very refreshing.
Located in the Central Valley region of California, Sierra Trails Lodi vineyard sits along the western foothills of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lodi is home to some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in the state. In this vineyard, the average age of the vines is more than 25 years. These low yield old vines, along with the region's soils, warm days and cool evening breezes contribute to soft, mellow, approachable Zinfandel with lush fruit character.
Food Pairing Notes
This is a wine to savor with almost anything off the grill singed with a slight char. Or, enjoy it with your favorite tomato-sauced pastas. Follow the recipe in this video for a perfect pairing dish: http://allrecipes.com/video/1281/penne-with-spicy-vodka-tomato-cream-sauce/detail.aspx?prop24=VD_RelatedVideo
Coming to us from some of the oldest Zinfandel plantings in California, Sierra Trails Old Vine Zinfandel is a complex red with aromas of ripe berry, dried plum, and red currants. The flavor hints at tobacco, black pepper, and sweet oak, which carries the fruits through a lingering finish.
90-point Gold Medal - 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
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