Medusa Pig Pen Zinfandel 2004

Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California

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Item No. 91253

Winemaker's Notes

Gentle rolling slopes and vibrant red Shenandoah soil accentuate Pig Pen Vineyard's unique rich berry character. Pig Pen was planted in 1978 on the Deaver Ranch and was named for the fencing that surrounds the vineyard protecting the luscious berries from wild boar. At harvest, the fruit color was instantly magenta while dark fruit aromatics literally filled the winery.

Medusa's Pig Pen, Deaver Ranch, Old Vine Zinfandel offers a rose petal bouquet, with rich textures complemented by flavors of sarsparilla and Rainer cherry.

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Gnarled, twisted old Zinfandel vines were the inspiration behind the Medusa wines logo, named for the snake-haired figure of Greek mythology. Founders Patti Hoffman and Lydia Mondavi also liked the name because it means sovereign female wisdom. What could be wiser than creating single-vineyard Zins from the finest old-vine vineyards in California? For their national debut,...

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Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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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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