ZINFANDEL

Photo of Ancient Oak Zinfandel – Russian River Valley – 2011

Ancient Oak Zinfandel – Russian River Valley – 2011

Our Russian River Valley Zinfandel is “classic Zinfandel”, with cherry and briar, wild plum and bright berry flavors and a touch of pepper. Picked at moderate  brix, or sugar levels, the Russian River Valley Zin is leaner and tends toward the “claret” style: taut, lower-alcohol, food friendly, and spicy.  The wine is barreled in a […]

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Photo of Ancient Oak Zinfandel – Pagnano Vineyard – Russian River Valley – 2010

Ancient Oak Zinfandel – Pagnano Vineyard – Russian River Valley – 2010

Bill Pagnano and his dad rescued heritage budwood from a neighbor’s hundred-year-old vines to plant their vineyard. Now we farm the head-pruned vines traditionally with minimal irrigation but train the vines upright for improved light and air access. The wine, made by Joe Freeman, shows spice, black raspberry, bramble, and a hint of peat on […]

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