Fife Mendocino Uplands Zinfandel 2004

Zinfandel from Russian River, California

Item No. 90551
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Uplands refers to the many hillside and benchland sites around Lake Mendocino which are home to cherished small blocks of old red vines, many tended by the third generation of their original founders. Vine age and continuity of production are testament to the quality of these fortunate growing sites. To a great extent, these vines are self-limiting in yield and ripen smaller crop loads to mouth-watering intensity. It is exciting to utilize these older sites in a blend that expresses the best of Mendocino fruit.

The flavors of strawberry compote come forward and define this Zin. Petite syrah and Carignane add structure and tannin along with wild berry zest and spice. With its soft entry, luscious fruit and spice flavors, and easygoing appeal, our Mendocino Zinfandel blend is a versatile companion to a wide variety of cuisines.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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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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