2009 Maroon Napa Valley Zinfandel
California: Napa Valley: Chiles Valley
Maroon Wines is back. This time with a fantastic treat that you should not even try to resist.
Grown on 50 year old vines in Napa Valley’s Chiles Valley AVA, today’s 2009 Maroon Wines Napa Valley Zinfandel is a silky, elegant, dark and delicious wine that our entire tasting panel just adored. If you’ve never tasted a Napa Valley Zin - or any wine from the distinctive Chiles Valley AVA, you are in for a real treat.
At today’s 40% off price, this wonderful (ultra QPR) wine may not last the day.
Dark ruby red hues with even coloration from core to edge.
Savory and rich, with compote of plum, blackberry, black cherry and cassis out in front. Sage, mild carpaccio, leather and molasses follow.
Grilled stone fruit, pomegranate black tea, blackberry compote, cassis and black cherry mingle with summer forest floor, cocoa dust and dried mushroom.
Long and lingering with fruits that fade to subtle smoky plum and lapsang souchong black tea.
A lovely, fresh ratatouille - optionally served with Moroccan-spiced beef skewers.
What the Winery Says
Picked from 50 year old head-trained vines, our Zinfandel is rich and spicy. Aging in Hungarian oak barrels compliments the blackberries, cloves and black pepper, resulting in a full bodied and silky textured wine.
Chiles Valley is nestled in the Vaca Mountains on the northeast side of Napa Valley. The terroir is unique, as cooling bay breezes which affect the Napa Valley floor do not reach as far inland as Chiles Valley, making the climate more continental than maritime. Perfect for growing Zinfandel!
- Paul Maroon
- 502 Cases
- 100% Napa Valley, 100% Chiles Valley
About the Winery
Paul Maroon became interested in winemaking over 40 years ago while as a young man helping his uncle make wine in Pennsylvania. In the back of his mind he always knew that for him Napa Valley was the place to be. Paul visited as often as possible throughout the years and finally in 2000 realized his dream and relocated to the Napa Valley. Here he began his life as a vintner and Paul has been growing grapes and making fine wines ever since.