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Simi Zinfandel 1998

Simi Zinfandel 1998

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Price: $19.99
Item No. 18579
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Winemaker's Notes

Dry Creek Valley is widely recognized as an exceptional appellation for Zinfandel. The region has red volcanic soils and a coastal inland valley climate with lightly foggy mornings and hot, breezy days - ideal growing conditions for Zinfandel. The goal for the Simi Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel was to produce a wine with pure varietal character, generous fruit, and soft ripe tannins. To retain as much fruit as possible, the wine was partially barrel fermented in both new and used American oak and then bottled after eight and a half months of barrel aging. The Simi 1998 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel exhibits forward fruit in the mouth, with freshness and versatility that makes it the perfect match to a wide variety of foods.

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In 1876, brothers Giuseppe and Pietro Simi began making wine in San Francisco from Sonoma County grapes and eventually planted vineyards near Healdsburg. Simi's historic stone cellars were built in 1890 and are still used to age the wines. Today, Simi is recognized as a leader in innovation and experimentation with a history of over 125 years of cutting-edge winemaking. Their...

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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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