Sanctuary Estates by Fetzer Vineyards

2009 Mariah Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Mariah Vineyard

California: Mendocino County: Mendocino Ridge

Offer Expired:Dec 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Miraculous

Today’s 2009 Sanctuary Mariah Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel is a stupendous wine that we are thrilled to have secured for you!

This delicious, limited-production Zinfandel grows above the fog line, high atop the Mendocino Ridge. The high-elevation vineyard sites between the Anderson Valley and the coastal town of Manchester, where a very consistent cool climate and long growing season create the perfect conditions for the hearty if sometimes finicky Zinfandel grapes grown there by Dan and Vicki Dooling. The Dooling’s Mariah Vineyard is a much sought-after vineyard source for Zinfandel, and Fetzer was lucky to have secured enough fruit for a small run of today’s wonderful Zinfandel.

Today’s Zinfandel is at once elegant and very juicy, giving the wine the sort of balance that is a rare find in a California Zin. This food-fantastic wine is offered to you with our heartiest recommendation.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Vivid, dark scarlet at its heart, transitioning into a lovely red edge.

Smell:

Bright, clear notes of fruit and spice, with cherry, raspberry, and strawberry flowing into aromas of creamy caramel, sweet vanilla, holiday spices, and a subtle white pepper.

Taste:

Soft and elegant on the palate, with a delightful balance of flavors. Leading notes of unsweetened cranberry, raspberry, and red currant are laid overtop fruit bramble, cocoa dust, cinnamon, clove, and a subtle pomegranate black tea.

Finish:

Plenty of personality and refined tannins on the finish, gradually drying the tip of the tongue and leading to an eminently satisfying finale.

Pairing:

A finely cooked pepper-encrusted Filet Mignon with Bordelaise Sauce.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Dennis Martin
Appellation
Mendocino Ridge, Mendocino County, California
Vineyard
Mariah Vineyard
Varietal Composition
95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Syrah
ABV
14.2%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$35.00
Avg. Price
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