2020

SIERRA FOOTHILLS OLD VINE ZINFANDEL

The high altitude vineyards and sandy clay loam soils yield a bold Old Vine Zinfandel, with rich, complex flavors of blackberry, plum, and black cherry accented by hints of earth, vanilla and pepper. The old vines impart elegant, intense tannins that provide excellent structure for this full-bodied wine. The fresh fruit characteristics are balanced by lively acidity, hallmarks of the Sierra Foothills.

With a label inspired by the psychedelic rock posters of the 1960s, Zinfandelic captures the spirit of Zinfandel, California's quintessential wine. The organically farmed old vine vineyards are located in Sierra Foothills, a region renowned for being home to some of the oldest Zinfandel vines in the world.


FOOD PAIRING

Zinfandelic's Sierra Foothills Old Vine Zinfandel wine makes an excellent food pairing choice for anything hot off the grill, such as grilled tri-tip steak. Try slicing up the steak and throwing it on top of a sourdough dinner roll.



Accolades

94 Points, Platinum Medal - Best of Show Zinfandel - Sommelier Challenge

94 Points, Platinum Medal - Best of Show Zinfandel

Sommelier Challenge, 2022
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94 Points, Platinum Medal - Best of Show Zinfandel - Sommelier Challenge

92 Points, Award of Excellence

"Aromas of cherrywood, beets and bramble-mocha are fresh and bright. Slate-lathered, licorice-washed tannins dry the tongue, followed by a coffee plum that gallops across the palate. Nutmeg and deep blueberry-sage exclaims texture and a well-defined finish."
Meridith May, The Tasting Panel, 2022
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92 Points - Wine Review Online

92 Points

"...Does a great job at getting at true regional character, showing brambly fruit, pepper and fall spice notes over supple tannic structure and carrying through a long finish that’s well integrated and has enough stuffing to cut through gourmet burgers or well-marbled steaks."
Rich Cook, Wine Review Online, September 2022
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90 Points - Wilfred Wong

90 Points

Wilfred Wong, 2020
2020 vintage
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90 Points, Gold Medal - Beverage Testing Institute

90 Points, Gold Medal

Beverage Testing Institute, 2022
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Alc. 14.5%

Sierra Foothills
California

Elegant, Full-Bodied

Sierra Foothills Vineyard Sourcing

The Sierra Foothills, nestled against the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California, is renowned for producing California's finest Zinfandels, some of them crafted from 19th-century vines. This organically farmed old vine vineyard is planted on hillsides with soils of sandy clay loam derived from decomposed granite. The warm days and cool evening breezes from the Sierra Mountains promote full ripening of the grapes and a balanced acidity, leading to robust, intensely flavored wines.

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