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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Valley of the Moon Zinfandel 2006
Valley of the Moon Zinfandel 2006
(search item no. 97980)

PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $13.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of fresh blackberries and raspberries with hints of molasses and clove. Ripe, rich flavors of mixed berries are enhanced with black pepper and light toasty oak; long finish and balanced acidity.

This versatile Zinfandel is especially suited to Mediterranean and spicy ethnic dishes as well as barbecued meats and hearty pastas.

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About Valley of the Moon Winery:

Valley of the Moon Winery encompasses both the rich history and the innovative spirit of California wine.

Situated in the Sonoma Valley on land first planted to grapes in 1863, Valley of the Moon Winery is housed in a beautifully restored stone and redwood winery built in 1887. Blessed with rich volcanic soils and a distinctive “banana belt” microclimate, the estate vineyard has been a revered source of grapes for well over a century. A block of “old vine” Zinfandel planted in the 1940s is complemented by more recent plantings of Barbera, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah; all farmed sustainably with natural soil amendments and natural pest controls.

Yet Valley of the Moon Winery is a thoroughly modern - even cutting-edge - producer. The state-of-the-art production facility features a full complement of temperature-controlled stainless steel fermenters, and small French and American oak barrels; ideal for Valley of the Moon’s artisan winemaking. In addition to making superb Sonoma County Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir, Valley of the Moon Winery is a leader among California wineries in the production of several exciting up-and-coming wines: Syrah, Sangiovese, Pinot Blanc, Rosato di Sangiovese and Cuvée de la Luna, a proprietary Bordeaux-inspired blend. Sometimes hard to find, Valley of the Moon wines are definitely worth the search.