Preston Vineyards (CA) Old Vines/Old Clones Zinfandel 1997

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 1758
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WE93

Winemaker's Notes

Ripe blackberry fruit is framed with notes of black pepper, cedar, chocolate and a kiss of oak. Rich concentrated flavors and moderate tannins give the wine nice weight on the palate. Chocolate and spice carry through to the long finish. The 1997 vintage gave us ripe, concentrated Zinfandels which will develop nuance with bottle age.

Learn About Preston Vineyards (CA)

Preston Vineyards was founded by Lou and Susan Preston in 1973 with the conversion of an old prune orchard and dehydrator. From those rather crude beginnings evolved a vineyard, a winery and a philosophy grounded in the soils and traditions of Dry Creek Valley. We have a slightly different slant on wines and the wine industry. Part of our story is what we don't do. We don't make...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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Winemaker's Notes Appearance: Dark garnet.Flavor and Aroma: Ripe blackberry and current aromas are highlighted by notes of cedar, black pepper, ...
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