Edmeades Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel 1999

Zinfandel from North Coast, California

$23.99
Item No. 55515
  • red wine
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

Mendocino Ridge is a new appellation for the county. It is one of the few places in the world that can boast both mountain and coastal conditions at the same time. This makes for big, ripe Zinfandels with incredible structure. Big wine our '99. Real big wine. It's thick, it's lush and it's saturated with cranberry, wild herbs, pepper and dark chocolate. Great example of what Mendocino Ridge can do.

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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.

Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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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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Edmeades is pure Mendocino. It is the authentic taste of one of California's nal viticultural frontiers the AndersonValley. Our approach ...
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