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 รจ buono per Lei
"A glass of Forchini wine is good for you!"

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