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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Renwood Winery Grandpere Zinfandel 2010
Renwood Winery Grandpere Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 114857)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $35.99

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:

The Grandmere Zinfandel is a deep ruby color. The aroma of this wine has scents of vanilla, caramel, holiday spices, blackberry and smoky aromas from the barrel toast. The flavors are deep and rich with layers upon layers of ripe fruit, toasted oak and spice. This wine is always about the best of the best and we are blessed with many Old Vine Zinfandel vineyards from which to choose each component of the final blend. Full flavored, generous and mouth filling are the words that we use to describe this wine.
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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.