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

93 Points, Gold Medal - Sommelier Challenge

93 Points, Gold Medal

Sommelier Challenge, 2019
2017 vintage
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91 Points - Meridith May, The Tasting Panel

91 Points

"With a label that reminds us of the Cow Palace’s rock concert posters from the 1960s, this sumptuous red comes through with a surge of flavor. The black and blue fruit are showy and sweetened by their inherent ripeness. Acidity is bright and tannins are plush. Crafted from some vines that go back to the 19th century, this is truly a nod to the love power from its psychedelic era design."
Meridith May, The Tasting Panel
2017 vintage
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90 Points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

90 Points, Editors' Choice

Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2020 - 2017 vintage
"A classic structure and good depth of flavor bring rich fruit and an appetizing texture to the fore in this full-bodied wine. Hints of vanilla and cedar lead to ripe black-cherry and plum flavors, while light, peppery, earthy accents keep it interesting"
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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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