Villa Mt. Eden Grand Reserve Antique Vines 2004

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 96997
  • red wine
  • WE91

Winemaker's Notes

"This two-region Zin is from Atlas Peak and Amador County. It shows a really great Zin quality in the leathery spiciness that accompanies the berry flavors, and in the smooth, polished tannins. Amador seems to bring wildness, while Napa brings elegance. The result is a great Zinfandel at a great price."
-Wine Enthusiast

Antique Vines Zinfandel is a blend of two "Antique Vine" vineyards–one on Atlas Peak in Napa Valley, the other in Amador County located in the Sierra Foothills.

The term "antique" is characterized by excellence, appeal and importance. For us the name "Antique Vines" reflects our elevated esteem and reverence for old vineyards. The name demonstrates the endurance and quality of fruit the vines produce.

This Zinfandel opens with aromas of mature fruit and sandalwood which lead to ripe berry flavors sweetened with creamy vanilla nuances. This wine is big, rich, dense, and nicely balanced.

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Learn About Villa Mt. Eden

Villa Mt. Eden is one of the few wineries established around the 1880s that exists today, among the good company of Beringer, Chateau Montelena and Far Niente. Under former winemaker, Mike McGrath"s, 25 years of leadership, Villa Mt. Eden earned five placements on Wine Spectator"s annual Top 100 and many best value accolades. Villa Mt. Eden also moved production facilities up...

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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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