CK Mondavi Zinfandel 1997
CK Mondavi is a line of reasonably-priced, everyday wines produced by the Peter Mondavi Sr Family. The family owns extensive vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills AVA and has been producing a wide range of wines since the 1940s. Wines include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, White Zinfandel and a proprietary red Bordeaux blend called Scarlet Five. The winery remains family-owned and is proud to be welcoming members of the fourth generation into the family business. CK Mondavi and Family has four generations of winemaking experience and wisdom, enabling us to craft wines with unrivaled quality and superior value.
A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.
While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.
Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.