Sunday, January 9, 2011

2006 Forchini Vineyards and Winery Proprietor's Reserve Zinfandel

Loving this Zinfandel from Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley. Served some up on New Year's Eve, but only got a taste, so I had to go back for another bottle. Spicy ruby red fruit in this one - plus some nice vanilla from the Oak. Should go good with the Spaghetti sauce that I got simmering away on the stove today. Gonna throw in some Turkey Meatballs and Chicken Pesto Sausage later.

Paid $14 down at my local wine shop for the bottle, but it is worth twice that in my humble opinion.... Love the Caravaggio on the label - now that's classic Italian!

Here's the propoganda from the website:

Dry Creek Valley
Proprietor's Reserve
Estate Grown & Bottled

Our Zinfandels are classic Dry Creek and produced from 90+ year old head pruned vines from our historic pre-prohibition vineyard located on the elevated east benchland of Dry Creek Valley. These magnificent non-irrigated vines are a living testament to the unique combination of this old clone with the deep rooted St. George rootstock. Low yields enable maximum ripeness in the fruit which produce a full bodied dry wine with intense mixed briary berry flavors, deep ruby red color, fragrant spice and bold alcohol. Generally co-fermented with small amounts of Carignane for a supple balanced finish without heat and aged 20 months in 35% new American oak barrels. A great wine to pair with braised meat sauces or other fancy Italian entrees.

Un bicchiere di vino Forchini è buono per Lei
"A glass of Forchini wine is good for you!"

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