Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Zinfandel 1996

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 20491
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark ruby-violet color. Strong, ripe boysenberry jam and subtle flavors consistent with the aromas, revealing rich blackberry and pepper fruit, firm but supple tannins and a touch of new oak-vanilla adding a mocha flavor to the finish. Bright, fresh and not at all "porty", the wine carries its alcohol beautifully, showing a touch of minerality that adds nuance and length. Good drinking now, it should age well for 3-4 years, and is delicious with penne alla marinara, grilled chicken, and parmigiano reggiano chesse.

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The deep roots of Beaulieu Vineyard were first planted back in 1900, when founder Georges de Latour noticed similarities with his native Bordeaux and declared the Napa Valley ideal for winemaking. Planting vineyards in Rutherford with grafted, phylloxera-resistent French vines, the Cabernet Sauvignon that de Latour crafted from these grapes gave the world a taste of California's...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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