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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Claudia Springs Vittorio's Secret Red Blend 2009
Claudia Springs Vittorio's Secret Red Blend 2009
(search item no. 116139)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, velvet-textured blend from old vine Mendocino Zinfandel (63%), Petite Sirah (19%) and Carignane (18%). Raspberry aromas are followed by boysenberry, licorice and dark chocolate flavors.
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About Claudia Springs:

Claudia Springs Winery was founded in 1989 by Bob and Claudia Klindt in the picturesque Anderson Valley of Mendocino County, California. The Anderson Valley, located 125 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the very best locations for producing fine, cool climate varietals such as Pinot Noir and the white Alsace varietals. The unique combination of warm sunny days and cool foggy nights allows the grapes to mature slowly, developing to their full potential.

Claudia Springs wines are made exclusively from Mendocino County vineyards with special emphasis on Anderson Valley Appellation grapes. They produce incredible estate Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from vines planted by the Klindt family. They also create award winning single vineyard designated and proprietary blended Zinfandels and a limited production Viognier from premium vineyards in the Redwood Valley and Mendocino Ridge (1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean) appellations.

Their micro-winery's annual production remains small at 2,000-2,500 cases. Claudia Springs prefers this level so they can continue to provide hands-on care of each lot of wine as we nurture it from vineyard to bottle. Every bit of the work, from crushing and pressing to bottling, is done by Bob and Claudia. Their hands-on approach allows them to maintain strict, personal quality control.