La Crema Reserve Zinfandel 1997

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$24.99
Item No. 17339
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby color yields to aromas of cherry licorice, fresh raspberries and brambles, all framed by a creamy toffee and vanilla richness. Flavors suggestive of fresh cherries and raspberry jam are backed by ideal acid structure and remarkably silky, smooth tannins. A subtle candied apple character from French oak barrel aging lingers gracefully on the palate. -Jeff Stewart, Winemaker

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Since 1979, La Crema Winery has been a pioneer in producing Burgundian varietals from the cool Sonoma coast. They handcraft their wine, one barrel at a time, at their family-owned estate located in the Russian River Valley. Balance, finesse and great fruit intensity come through in every glass of La Crema wine. La Crema's location in the Russian River Valley is ideal for...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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