Grandpère Zinfandel comes from the Grandpère vineyard situated behind Renwood Winery in Plymouth, California. This 20 acre 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. With tight berry clusters leading to deep, concentrated flavors, this vineyard produces award winning Zinfandels.
The small crop of 2004 produced a Grandpère Zinfandel so concentrated it is almost a syrup. It is a dark ruby color and its complex bouquet is full of rich, generous aromas of raspberry, vanilla and white pepper, with blasts of sweet cocoa and nutmeg. It provides an incredible depth of flavors including intense berry fruit, black cherry and dark bitter chocolate. It has rich, chalky tannins and a smooth but intense finish. This wine should age well for 10 years if carefully cellared.