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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Alexander Valley Vineyards Temptation Zinfandel 2009
Alexander Valley Vineyards Temptation Zinfandel 2009
(search item no. 115728)
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PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In the glass there are aromas of dark fruits with plum & red cherry along with nuances of spice and vanilla. This plush zin is round and full with jammy ripe flavors of cherry, black plum, black pepper, frozen strawberry and a touch of dried orange peel. The 2009 includes 4% Petit Syrah, adding inky dark color and broadening the mid palate.

Casual foods are the perfect match-think pizza or carry out from the deli, grilled burgers or ribs or even spicy tuna or seafood stews.

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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.