Sextant Central Coast Zinfandel 2010

Zinfandel from Central Coast, California

Price: $18.99
Item No. 118159
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Subtle as a diva's climactic aria. Drab as a masquerade party at the height of Mardi Gras. Muted as a fireworks extravaganza on the 4th of July. A wine with such ridiculous flavor needs the explanatory power of sarcasm to characterize what it truly exemplifies. To be frank, the 2010 Central Coast Zinfandel is loaded with bright, distinctive, and vibrant fruit. It has brazen character highlighted by raspberries, strawberries, and boysenberries. Herbs and white pepper add a bit of spice to the lengthy and bountiful finish towards a satisfying and splendid grand finale.

Learn About Sextant

San Luis Obispo always welcomes a new winery to its area but owners, Craig and Nancy Stoller are certainly not new to the industry. Craig is a third generation vine grower following in his father, Glen Stoller"s lead who founded the family owned and operated Sunridge Nurseries in 1977. Craig grew up working in the vineyards and greenhouses at the nursery and was fortunate to be...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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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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