Trinitas Cellars Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2002

Zinfandel from Napa Valley, California

Price: $21.99
Item No. 73251

Winemaker's Notes

Ancient Vines (85-90 years old), from the sandy soil surrounding the little Bay Area town of Oakley in Contra Costa County provide the fruit for this blend of Zinfandel (85%), Petite Sirah (12%) and Mataro. These "old vines" produce a mere 1.5 to 2.5 tons of fruit per acre, showcasing the classic "Oakley" flavors of black fruits, white pepper and chocolate nuances. This Zinfandel is an integration of the best climate, soil types and winemaking, which is an expression of the Trinitas philosophy.

Learn About Trinitas Cellars

Dedicated to bringing historical California vineyards and varietals to the forefront of winemaking, Trinitas Cellars specializes in handcrafted Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Mataro (Mourvèdre). Winemaker Matt Cline yields to his California heritage in his quest for the perfect wine.

A firm belief in the trinity of wine – sun, soil and the human influence working together – has brought about the partnership of Tim and Steph Busch, Matt and Erin Cline and the Ray and Bette Rodeno families that founded Trinitas Cellars

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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