2016 Redwood Valley 'Menecini Old Vine' Zinfandel — $32

2016 Redwood Valley ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel

Vineyard Location: Redwood Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Zinfandel
Cooperage: French Oak
Approx. Quantity Produced: 42 cases

Winemaker's Comments

Aroma: Blackberry & plum
Palate: Red fruits & a soft touch of oak
Finish: Lingering fruit flavors & a bit of smoke

This is good old fashion California Zinfandel with blackberry and plum pie on the nose. The palate is very rustic with a dusty edge to the fine tannins that dominate the palate, drive though the finish without overshadowing the fruit. Great with BBQ.


Zinfandel was for many years somewhat of a mystery grape, as far as its origins are concerned. Recent research in Croatia and at the University of California at Davis, using DNA profiling, has proved Zinfandel is a clone of the Croatian variety Crljenak.
Nearly as versatile as Chardonnay in the number of different styles of wine produced from it, it has only achieved widespread popularity in America since 1980, as a pink, slightly sweet wine. In fact, this popularity has so outstripped all other forms that many fans think there is actually a grape called "White Zinfandel" (there isn't)!
Zinfandel is one red varietal that is probably best enjoyed in its youth, within three to five years of the vintage. With more bottle age than this, the luscious fruit that distinguishes Zinfandel drops markedly.

Preferred Pricing

1 - 2 cases: 10% off, 3 - 5 cases: 15% off, 6 + cases: 20% off (does not apply to Library & Reserve wines).
Mixed cases allowed. Wine club members are given an additional 5% off on all purchases.


Purchase this wine at The Zina Lounge or over the phone 707.895.9462.