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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin Zinfandel 2011
Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin Zinfandel 2011
(search item no. 130885)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2011 is 100% Zinfandel with aromas of black plum, black cherry, vanilla and oak. There are rich flavors of plum and black cherry along with a spicy finish. This wine has a full mouthfeel and opulent style.
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About Alexander Valley Vineyards:

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead.

The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager Mark Houser and Winemaker Kevin Hall work as a team to maximize fruit flavor in the vineyard and to create balanced wines that capture the grapes’ varietal characteristics. Hank Wetzel oversees the vineyard and winery operations, and his wife Linda continues to oversee administration. Now the third generation of Wetzels has joined the winery. Harry Wetzel, IV is assistant winemaker while younger brother Robert is the National Sales Manager.

Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV’s production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute roughly half of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.