California Zinfandel Tasting Case

California Zinfandel Tasting Case

California Zinfandel Tasting Case
AVG 91 90 - Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
91 - Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel 2016
91 - Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel 2016
91 - Ghost Pines Zinfandel 2016
92 - Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
93 - Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel 2017
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Ghost Pines Zinfandel 2016

Ghost Pines Zinfandel 2016

Ghost Pines Zinfandel 2016
€ 20.42 QTY:1

Ghost Pines Zinfandel 2016

Year: 2016
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 15%
Varietal: Zinfandel
Grapes: Zinfandel
Winery: Ghost Pines
Country, Region: United States, California
AVG 91 2016 - 8Wines - 91
2015 - 8Wines - 91
2014 - 8Wines - 91
2013 - Wine Enthusiast - 91
8W 91
QTY:1 € 20.42
Description
Drink now through to 2024. No need to decant before serving.

Named after the mighty grey pines that dominate the landscapes of Northern California, Ghost Pines winery is inspired by this very special winemaking region and seeks to create wines that are authentic and express the unique qualities of this land. For this Zinfandel the winery carefully selects quality fruit from Sonoma and San Joaquin counties which are known for producing top quality Zin.

As soon as you pour out a glass of this bold Californian gem you’ll notice the deep inky red hue and enticing aromas of blackberries, cassis, blueberries and hints of toast and smoke. The first sip reveals a remarkably smooth texture and jammy dark berry and sweet spice flavours that linger long on the palate. The winery ages this Zinfandel in oak barrels for six months after the fermentation process is complete to add extra complexity and to fully integrate the different components from Sonoma and San Joaquin.

This full-throttle red is an ideal partner for smoky barbecued meats, hearty pasta dishes like Rigatoni Bolognese or even juicy marinated ribs. Thanks to the fruit-forward character of this delicious Zinfandel, it is also a great match for all types of charcuterie, roast pork, or a slow-cooked leg of lamb.

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
€ 18.96 QTY:1

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Year: 2016
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14.5%
Varietal: Zinfandel
Grapes: Zinfandel
Winery: Bogle
Country, Region: United States, California
AVG 90 2016 - Wine Enthusiast - 90
2016 - 8Wines - 90
2015 - Wine Enthusiast - 90
WE 90
8W 90
QTY:1 € 18.96
Description
Drink now through to 2026. No need to decant before serving.

The story of Bogle winery dates back to the 1870s when Civil War infantryman Captain AJ Boyle left his native Tennessee along with his nephew, Samuel, to make a new life in California. The family have been farmers in Clarksburg ever since and began growing grapes to sell to local wineries by the fourth generation. Today the estate is run by siblings Warren, Jody and Ryan who represent the sixth generation of the family to farm this land.

The trio are passionate about maintaining the estate in optimal condition to pass it on to the next generation of Bogles which is why they have pursued sustainable and environmentally-friendly approaches to winemaking. These include commitments to the California Rules for Sustainability requirements and achieving Certified Green status in the vineyard.

The family’s Old Vine Zinfandel is certain to please lovers of big bold reds thanks to the abundance of rich dark fruit flavours, firm tannins, and long finish. On the palate there is a generous full body, hints of cassis, oak and smoke seasoned with black pepper. The powerful flavour profile makes this a great match for red meats or a wine to be enjoyed on its own by the fireside.

Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel 2017

Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel 2017

Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel 2017
€ 43.68 QTY:1

Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel 2017

Year: 2017
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 15.5%
Varietal: Zinfandel
Grapes: 94% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah
Country, Region: United States, California
AVG 93 2017 - 8Wines - 93
2016 - Robert Parker - 90
8W 93
QTY:1 € 43.68
Description
Drink now through to 2026. Decant 1 hour before serving.

A true emblem of American wine history, Zinfandel arrived in California during the Gold Rush and quickly developed a reputation for making delicious jammy reds. This classic big Zin from family-owned Rombauer Vineyards is made as a modern tribute to the grape that fueled the Golden State for so many decades.

To capture the pure varietal character of the Zinfandel, Rombauer insists on selecting grapes from California’s finest vineyards which include sites planted over 100 years ago in Napa Valley, El Dorado and Amador County. The family insists on using sustainable agricultural practices in the vineyard and the grapes for this wine are handpicked at night to ensure they arrive at the winery in perfect condition.

All this attention to detail creates a gorgeous Zinfandel with a tiny dash of Petite Sirah which exudes rich aromas of blackberries, dark plums and delicate touches of cloves and licorice from the 14 months of ageing in oak barrels. The robust dark fruit flavours, full body and ripe tannins make this an excellent partner for a summer barbecue or a hearty beef stew. Or for a real taste of America, try this big Zin with a classic hamburger and fries!

Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel 2016
€ 25.41 QTY:1

Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

Year: 2016
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14.5%
Varietal: Zinfandel
Grapes: Zinfandel
Winery: Mettler
Country, Region: United States, California
AVG 92 2016 - 8Wines - 92
2016 - Wine Enthusiast - 91
2013 - Wine Enthusiast - 90
8W 92
WE 91
QTY:1 € 25.41
Description
Drink now through to 2028. No need to decant before serving.

This big bold Zinfandel is a generous full-bodied wine which opens with enticing notes of blackcurrant, dark cherries and ripe plums. The first sip reveals smooth tannins, velvety texture, and very long finish with hints of dark chocolate, smoky tobacco, and roasted coffee beans.

The typically intense flavor profile of the Zinfandel variety is enhanced by the use of old vines which produce grapes with more concentration and depth of flavor. The result is a powerful red which is ideal to pair with hearty red meat dishes like steak, beef stew, or roast pork and lamb. While it is drinking very well now, the wine will continue to develop over the next 6 years or so.

The Mettler family have been growing grapes in California’s Lodi Valley since the late 1800s. Today the family retain control of every aspect of the winemaking process on their estate where they insist on farming organically. They also pursue a sustainable approach to grape growing and winemaking to ensure the land is preserved in perfect condition for the future generations of the family who will take care of this stunning property.

Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel 2016

Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel 2016

Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel 2016
€ 30.36 QTY:1

Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel 2016

Year: 2016
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 13.9%
Varietal: Zinfandel
Grapes: Zinfandel
Winery: Duckhorn
Country, Region: United States, California
AVG 91 2016 - 8Wines - 91
2015 - Wine Spectator - 90
2015 - 8Wines - 90
2014 - Wine Spectator - 90
2013 - Wine Enthusiast - 90
2013 - 8Wines - 90
2012 - Wine Enthusiast - 90
8W 91
QTY:1 € 30.36
Description
Ideally drink now through 2026

Sourced from the Dry Creek and Alexander Valley regions in Sonoma County, well known for their old vine Zinfandel, the Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel is a slightly more restrained and rustic version than many big, fruit bomb California Zin’s. Beginning with a boysenberry, leather, and mocha nose, this wine continues to a palate of velvety layers of chocolate, blueberry, and dark plum. A lingering smoky finish has nice acidity that helps to balance out the fruit character.

Slow cooked beef brisket, barbecued ribs, or a grilled steak would be great paired with this wine. A rich, dark chocolate dessert would be a good match as well, with the fruit character rounding out the richness of a chocolate cake or mousse.

Decoy chooses to highlight Sonoma County grapes in all of its wines, and has supported the appellation since its founding. The majority of the grapes for this wine come from 30-80 year old wines in the Alexander Valley and Dry Creek regions. Due to the old vines, the yields are fairly low, and as such more concentration of flavor is put into each grape. This leads to the incredibly luscious and vivid flavor that this Zinfandel has. To soften Zinfandel’s sometimes intense tannins, the team at Decoy also ages this wine for 10 months in 40% new, 60% neutral French Oak barrels.

Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel 2016

Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel 2016

Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel 2016
€ 21.80 QTY:1

Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel 2016

Year: 2016
Size: 750ml
Type: Red
Alcohol: 14.5%
Varietal: Zinfandel
Grapes: Zinfandel
Country, Region: United States, California
AVG 91 2016 - Wine Spectator - 90
2016 - Wine Enthusiast - 90
2016 - 8Wines - 91
2015 - Wine Spectator - 92
2014 - Wine Spectator - 90
2013 - Wine Spectator - 90
2011 - Wine Enthusiast - 92
WS 90
WE 90
8W 91
QTY:1 € 21.80
Description
Drink now through to 2024. No need to decant before serving.

Dry Creek Vineyard was founded by David S. Stare in 1972 and was the first winery to be founded in Dry Creek Valley since Prohibition. David’s ambitious vision for the region led to its transformation from a small farming community to a well-known Sonoma wine region. The Dry Creek Valley AVA in Sonoma County has long been known for its intense and hearty Zinfandel wines which are crafted from the region’s many old vines and this has become an area of specialism for Dry Creek Vineyard.

In 1982 the estate’s vineyard manager, Duff Bevill, took cuttings from a pre-Prohibition Zinfandel vineyard near Geyserville. After many years of cultivating these young vines in 1997 the estate had succeeded in creating young vines that produced intense, concentrated grapes normally associated with very old vines. Their Heritage Zinfandel is the result of this lengthy research process and is composed of modest amounts of Petite Sirah and Carignane as well as the Zinfandel to add extra complexity.

The nose displays heady aromas of dark berries and sweet spices thanks to the 14 months of ageing in French oak, while the first sip reveals a full, smooth body with well-rounded tannins. The rich dark cherry and blackberry flavours are balanced by a subtle acidity which makes this a sensational pairing for beef stews or a prime steak served with fries.
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