Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Zinfandel 2000

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 53137
  • red wine
  • W&S92
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

"Our 2000 Napa Valley Zinfandel is bursting with exceptionally lush, dark berry flavors. The vintage provided fruit of optimal maturity, resulting in opulent layers of blackberry, raspberry and blueberry.

The wine's intriguing nuances of crushed black pepper and spices are classic old vine Zinfandel characteristics. The small grapes of old-clone Zinfandel vines yield deep, forward-fruit expression, which we have captured with gentle handcrafting.

Over half of the grapes were grown in our historic To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, complemented by grapes from other distinguished head-trained, dry-farmed vineyards. To enhance the supple, velvety texture, we matured the wine in French chateau barrels for eleven months."

-Associate Winemaker Steve Leveque

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For more than 40 years, Robert Mondavi Winery has been the symbol of Napa Valley. Founded in 1966, it was the first major winery built in Napa Valley in the three decades following the repeal of Prohibition (1933), and went on to establish the foundation for modern California winemaking. Robert Mondavi Winery's mission-styled architecture, with the expansive archway and bell...

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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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