XYZin Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
Great with everyday foods. A beautiful partner to pizza – especially those with fresh tomato toppings. Zinfandel also pairs well with Indian cuisine – a touch of curry complements the spice and the juicy fruit helps tame the spice on the palate.
XYZin celebrates the pioneering spirit of California grape growing by focusing on the heritage grape Zinfandel. It is a versatile and unique grape with an aura about it that holds the rustic appeal of an easy-drinking informal wine. In crafting the wines, the winemaker works with vineyards of multiple ages, clones and training systems, with vines that range in age from 18 to 100+ years.
Fruit for the Old Vine Zinfandel is sourced from premium lots in Sonoma County, historic Solano plantings, heritage vines in Lodi, and sites in Lake and Mendocino counties where the winery has long term relationships with the growers. The wine offers a spectrum of fruit, spice, and candied flavors typically found in this robust varietal.
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.