About This Wine
Winegrapes have been grown in Lodi since 1850.
As a result, that area of California, not far from Sacramento, is home to some of the oldest grapevines in the entire country. The vines that produced the grapes used to make Bargetto Winery’s “Old Vine” Zinfandel don’t go back that far... but they definitely would be considered venerable.
Does the age of a vine impact the flavor of its grapes? Absolutely. Once vines have been producing for several decades, they begin to “slow down” a bit, just like humans. They no longer produce as many grapes as they once did, but those grapes are very concentrated in aroma and flavor.
Expressive grapes make expressive wines, and Bargetto’s 2009 “Old Vine” Zinfandel definitely fits that description, made even more so by aging in oak barrels for 15 months. The finished product is brimming with fruit and spice flavors — a tasty conglomeration of impressions that will delight your senses.
California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.
- Grape Composition:100% Zinfandel
- Grape Source:Venerable Vineyards in Lodi, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Strawberry, Raspberry, Spice, Cedar, Leather, Tobacco, Vanilla and Cocoa
- Aging Vessels:Oak Barrels (One-Third First Use) for 15 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionbarbecued meats, or pizza.