Woodenhead Braccialini Zinfandel 2005

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$36.00 $19.99
Save $16.01
Item No. 98865
  • red wine
  • boutique wine

Winemaker's Notes

You all remember this one. Dark ruby in the glass. A forward bouquet of brandied black cherries and spices (cardamom comes to mind). Mouthful of cherries, black cherries and more cherries, maybe even black raspberry; fruit galore, mouth-filling, decadent and voluptuous (call a friend). Finishes long with toasty oak, exotic spices and chocolate liqueur. Big, ripe and juicy. Very rich and delicious. Drinking great now, but I'll bet it will continue to develop. Drink now to 2009 and beyond. Serve with smoked baby back ribs with plenty of your favorite sauce. Yum!

The vineyard is located a little northwest of Cloverdale in the northernmost reaches of the Alexander Valley Appellation. This particular fruit comes from a 4 acre block planted in a deep loamy clay soil on St. George rootstock and dry farmed. There is some confusion about the age of the vines (25-35 years) but to call them mature would be appropriate. The cuttings for these vines were mostly gathered from the old Asti vineyards and some local old Italian family vineyards as well. No particular clones are identified.

384 cases produced.

Learn About Woodenhead

The winemaking at Woodenhead is pure and simple, or if you will, Burgundian done California style. Our wine is handcrafted from a hard labor of love in tune to the natural rhythm of the land, the water, the air and the seasons. No mechanical pumping is employed. Inoculated yeast and malolactic cultures, hand punching, basket pressing, French oak and California fruit! Small and unique lots are what we're after, ultra premium being the goal.

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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