Kangarilla Road McLaren Vale Zinfandel 2004

Zinfandel from McLaren Vale, Australia

$29.99
Item No. 89652
  • red wine
  • RP89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Opulent aromas of dark berries, fruit cake with brambles, raisins and savory spices. Powerful, full-bodied style with loads of ripe, dried fruit flavors, spicy acidity and a long integrated finish. Drink over the next few years.

The 2004 vintage was a longer season than usual with cool conditions during ripening— the coolest January in 12 years. The winter of 2003 produced excellent rains locally giving even budburst and healthy vine canopies from verasion to harvest. As a result aromas and flavors were full and generous.

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Before creating the Kangarilla Road vineyard and winery, Kevin O'Brien was a winemaker educated at the highly regarded Roseworthy College in Adelaide. He spent 12 years in the wine industry managing wine companies, as well as two years as the international manager of the Australian Wine Export Council. Today, Kangarilla Road's reds display rich varietal character with finesse,...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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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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