Mountain View Clockspring Zinfandel 2006

Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills, California

Price: $8.79
Item No. 98700

Winemaker's Notes

The Clockspring Zinfandel incorporates some of the younger plantings on the property resulting in moderate alcohol, but it still exhibits the unique depth of flavor, color and structure akin to Amador Zinfandel. The classic ripe varietal berry and black plum flavors as well as the "port-like" aromas are evident in this release. Extended aging in American oak barrels averaging 14 months has softened the harsh tannins and a "moderate" alcohol level for the region enhances drinkability.

The 2006 Clockspring Zinfandel is expected to improve in the bottle with up to 5 years of additional cellaring. It should be served at a cool cellar temperature to complement a wide variety of grilled or roasted meats and lightly spiced entrees. This release offers outstanding value in a whimsical package.

Learn About Mountain View

This outstanding 350 acre property is nestled in the Sierra Foothills in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Amador County. The original plantings date back to 1973, and grower Frank Alviso employs both organic and dry farming techniques. Clockspring Vineyard is the largest planting of Zinfandel in the region, and it has been the source of many memorable wines for the past 25...

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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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