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2017 ZINGARO, Old Vine Zinfandel

2017 ZINGARO, Old Vine Zinfandel

An old vine Zinfandel from rcool climate Russian River Valley, this "Gypsy" shows juicy notes of ripe black fruits, sweet tobacco, and white pepper. Made in the style of an Italian Primitivo. A perfect accompaniment to your favorite BBQ dishes.

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"This is a nice find in a ripe Zinfandel that maintains its pepper character and lively acidity in combination with plush plum and jam flavors.  It’s a feat to balance all of that with this finicky grape, but it’s no surprise that Brooks Painter’s winemaking team at Castello di Amorosa up to the task.  Drink now with a spicy dish, or age up to ten years."
- 91 Points, Rich Cook, Wine Review Online


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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
92% Zinfandel, 8% Primitivo
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
August 21 - October 2, 2017
Acid
6.8 g/L
pH
3.54
Aging
18 months in French oak barrles, 35% new oak
Fermentation
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
June 11, 2019
Residual Sugar
0.37 g/L
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Juicy notes of ripe black fruits, sweet tobacco, and white pepper.
Ratings
"This is a nice find in a ripe Zinfandel that maintains its pepper character and lively acidity in combination with plush plum and jam flavors. It’s a feat to balance all of that with this finicky grape, but it’s no surprise that Brooks Painter’s winemaking team at Castello di Amorosa up to the task. Drink now with a spicy dish, or age up to ten years." - 91 Points, Rich Cook, Wine Review Online
Vineyard Notes
Our Zingaro is made from a blend of Zinfandel fruit sourced from the cool-climate Russian River Valley AVA in northern Sonoma County, along with a touch of our own Primitivo grown in front of the Castello. The cool climate of Russian River Valley allows for slow ripening of the fruit, resulting in full flavor development and increased complexity, while the old vines produce fewer, more concentrated clusters, which add an extra layer of depth and complexity to the finished wine. The Zinfandel fruit is grown at Boschetti Vineyard, it was planted in the 1920's by Pietro and Centurio Boschetti. the vineyard has been a mainstay for almost a century.
Winemaker Notes
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall - a welcome end to the 4-years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occurred under ideal conditions – no frost, no rain and no blistering winds to interfere with pollination; just warm sunshine. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. A short but intense heat wave during the first part of September brought brix levels up dramatically and winemakers waited for the pH, acids, flavor and color development in the grapes to catch up to sugar accumulation. The 2017 wine quality shows a lot of bright acidity and fresh varietal aromas in the white wines, and deep color, sweet fruit flavors and firm tannin structure in the reds. Looking like it will be another classic year! —Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
A perfect accompaniment to your favorite BBQ dishes.
Production
2160 cases
Product Reviews
Maksim Vitaljevich's Gravatar
Maksim Vitaljevich
(Feb 18, 2020 at 4:37 PM)
Best zinfandel in my life, full-body, lots of flavours, medium acidity, great QPR, smooth and round, hints of black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla. Outstanding wine!

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Maria Modelane
(Mar 14, 2020 at 8:02 AM)
Very smooth and delicious

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Jennifer
(Mar 20, 2020 at 8:12 AM)
One of our favorite zinfandels, we've already gone through 2 bottles during our "social distancing."

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Cyntra
(Mar 20, 2020 at 10:11 AM)
Shared it with my son and he also liked it

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Amanda Ribolla
(Mar 25, 2020 at 8:14 AM)
Almost a slight smoky aftertaste. Very smooth. Absolutely delicious. I have bought twice now and will continue!

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