Buffalo Ridge Zinfandel 1998

Zinfandel from Central Coast, California

Item No. 15124
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The first Buffalo Ridge Zinfandel is quite a debut: its a big, powerful wine, rich with blackberry pie, raisin and berry aromas, sweetish, black fruit notes with cracked black pepper. Some spice and vanilla lingers on the mid palate. It has a clove-like silky finish, with a pleasant earthy quality reminiscent of Rhone Valley wines. With its robust flavors and tannins, this Zin is a red for the grill.

Learn About Buffalo Ridge

Veteran Napa Valley winemaker Tom Eddy created the Buffalo Ridge red-wine brand as a destination for wonderful fruit that he found in California and Washington state vineyards, but which did not have a home in his Tom Eddy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon program. I saw that consumers were looking for wines that were easy to drink, went well with food and fit their budgets. I was...

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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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