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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2008
Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 107117)

PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This year's tannins are soft and supple, the cherry fruit is vivacious, and the addition of Petite Sirah and Syrah adds a nice rural feel with earthy notes and some nice structure. Aging the wine should help it evolve into a nicely layered and complex Zinfandel, with toast and smokiness from the oak picking up in intensity.
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About Edmeades:

Established in 1962, Edmeades is located in Mendocino County in Northern California, a place with long traditions in viticulture dating to the turn of the century when the gnarled vines they use in their Zinfandel wines were planted. While winemaker Van Williamson has great regard for time-honored methods, innovative winemaking takes place in this secluded Anderson Valley enclave. Being in close proximity to the ocean, cold climate plays a major part in producing award-winning wines of generous varietal character.