90 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Coming from a single vineyard in Amador County, the 2017 Zinfandel Rinaldi Vineyard
has a spicy, savory, medium-bodied style as well as notes of cedarwood, dried flowers, 90 potpourri, and sweet strawberry and black berry fruits. Soft and supple on the palate, with
an upfront style, it shows more tannins on the finish, which gives the wine plenty of
length. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years.
From one of the oldest Zinfandel growing regions in California, originally established in 1865. Rinaldi Vineyard sits at 2000 ft. elevation in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County. 80-100 Year old head trained, dry farmed vines from the Eschen and Rene blocks. Selection: Zin Mendo, Pichetti, Monte Rosso / Clone: PS FPS3 Farming techniques: Trellis Age of vines: 15 years Avg Temp: 50-90 degrees
Vinification: 15% whole cluster, all de-stemmed, not crushed, open top fermenters, punch downs 5 x day
Deep, dark and opaque in color, crushed rock, black pepper and tarragon
It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years