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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Renwood Grandpere Zinfandel 2003
Renwood Grandpere Zinfandel 2003
(search item no. 86858)

PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of blackberry, vanilla and cracked pepper, with hints of sweet cocoa. It provides an outstanding depth of flavors including intense berry fruit, black cherry characters and finishes with elegant and well balanced flavors of bramble, cassis and sweet vanilla. Grandpère Zinfandel comes from the Grandpère vineyard situated behind Renwood Winery in Plymouth, California. This 20 acres vineyard is home to the oldest clone of Zinfandel in America. Believed to be 130 years old, this unique clone produces one of the biggest, spiciest Zinfandels. This vineyard is planted on its own rootstock and is classically head pruned. Tight berry clusters, deep concentrated flavors, this vineyard produces award winning Zinfandels.
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About Renwood Winery:

Surrounded by some of America's oldest Zinfandel vineyards, Renwood Winery is located in the picturesque California foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Renwood produces world-class award winning wines from Amador County and the Sierra Foothills. Boston native Robert Smerling founded Renwood in 1993. Mr. Smerling fell in love with Amador County’s rich history and magnificent vineyards. A plan was set in place to build one of America's premier Zinfandel wineries.

Wine production has grown from 2,500 cases in 1993 to over 100,000 cases today. The critics all agree Renwood produces consistently exceptional wines that cover the spectrum from big, bold, jammy Zins to wonderfully balanced Syrahs and Barberas.

Renwood's Grandpere Zinfandel which comes from their Grandpere Vineyards is the oldest known clone of Zinfandel in America. All grapes are handpicked and fermented in small lots, then aged in oak barrels to preserve the unique character of each vineyard.