Mayo Family Winery
2009 Ricci Vineyard Zinfandel
California: Russian River Valley
We’ve had the great pleasure to have featured a few successive vintages of today’s wine. Always, we have been delighted, impressed and even intrigued. The wonderful Ricci Vineyard is a revered Zin vineyard that, under the coaxing and care of Mayo, produces Zinfandels of real depth and character.
Today’s 2009 Mayo Family Winery Ricci Vineyard Zinfandel is a delicious and very juicy wine that we just love. Made from some of the oldest vines in the Russian River Valley, this distinctive wine will delight any fan of big, bold, fruit-driven Zins.
We have featured Mayo for more than six years, now. They continue to be among our favorite boutique producers. Today’s very highly recommended wine tells you why!
Pretty, luminescent ruby red, with very pretty glinting edges.
Ripe, lush and spicy with concentrated cherry, blackberry, raspberry, dried fall leaves, dark toasted oak and black pepper.
Very juicy with ample black cherry, blackberry and dried cherry balanced against cedar, toasty oak, dried cranberry,
Lingering acidity carries the fruit for a long time, with juicy dark fruit that tails off first at the mid-palate but lingers on at the edges.
Enjoy this juicy Zin with almost anything on the BBQ. A sweet and tangy BBQ chicken dish would be just perfect.
What the Winery Says
This Old Vine Zinfandel is truly a tribute to the Ricci Vineyard, located in the Russian River Valley appellation and is one of our flagship red wines. The 2008 vintage is showing bright acidity and firm tannins which give this wine medium to long term aging potential. Classic aromas and flavors of raspberry combine with spice notes. a tangy mouthfeel and a jammy finish. Perfect for marrying with rack of lamb or BBQ beef ribs.
- Russian River Valley
- Vineyard Designation
- Ricci Vineyard
- Alcohol %
About the Winery
Mayo Family Winery produces small lots of single-vineyard wines under the premise that the world’s most interesting and highest quality wines must come from a single-vineyard source that can be expressed in the wines’ aroma, taste and texture. Founded in 1993, the winery has two winemaking facilities in Glen Ellen, California, each fitted and equipped to produce particular types of wines. Mayo Family wines are only sold online or in our tasting room attached to the winery in the town of Glen Ellen and our two other tasting rooms in Sonoma Valley; they are not distributed across the country.