Red Wines    Zinfandel    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Clif Family Winery Gary's Improv Zinfandel 2007
Clif Family Winery Gary's Improv Zinfandel 2007
(search item no. 106173)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007 Zinfandel comes from a famed 15-year-old dry-farmed vineyard located on an alluvial fan just north of St. Helena. The vineyard has many rounded river cobbles with good soil drainage. The fruit comes from three different blocks within the vineyard, each with different rootstock.

Enticing aromas of brambly blackberry and cherry greet the nose and feature a hint of spice with floral back notes, as ripe flavors of blackberry jam greet the palate. The fruit forward tannins and structured acidity of this wine deliver ripe red cherry to the mid palate as notes of spice commingle for a long finish.

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About Clif Family Winery:

You may know us as the people behind Clif Bar & Company. We are the makers of Clif Bar, LUNA and other nutritious, organic products. We have always had a passion for the outdoors and great food and wine. After a long day of hiking or cycling, we enjoy nothing better than relaxing over a meal with family and friends enjoyed over a great bottle of wine. After moving to the Napa Valley in 1997, this passion continued and we began making our own wine in 2004. Now with winemakers Bruce Regalia and Sarah Gott, we are committed to making high quality, affordable wines sourced from sustainable or organic vineyards whenever possible. Enjoy!