Top Chef Quickfire Zinfandel 2008

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$24.99
Item No. 116078
  • red wine
  • WE87
  • WS87
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Quickfire Zinfandel is rich, dark rose in color. The nose captures brambly blackberry fruit. Anise, blueberry and black cherry notes flow through on the palate.

The 2008 Quickfire Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel elegantly represents the varietal and the venerable Dry Creek Valley appellation. It is precisely balanced and offers the outgoing fruitful tones and spicy undercurrents so appreciated by Zinfandel fans.

Critical Acclaim

"Offers smoky wild berry and cinnamon aromas as well as juicy cherry, fresh anise and white pepper flavors. "
87 Points

"Rich and spicy, a Zinfandel for drinking with this summer's barbecue. It shows polished flavors of wild berries, currants, mocha, licorice and Canadian bacon. "
87 Points

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Learn About Top Chef

Top Chef, Bravo’s James Beard Award-winning food show, selected the Terlato Wine Group – owner of five premium California wineries – to craft elegant wines that are refined, well balanced and food friendly. The result: Quickfire Wines. For more than a half-century, the Terlato family has brought some of the world’s finest wines to American tables to enhance the culinary experience, and Quickfire wines will now be among them.

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 The color is a rich, dark rose. The nose captures brambly blackberry fruit. Anise, blueberry and black cherry ...
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