2011 Knights Valley Zinfandel
Zinfandel •Speedy Creek Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Knights Valley
Today’s Meadowcroft Wines 2011 Knights Valley Zinfandel is a delightful wine with one tremendous backstory.
You see, today’s wine was 100% crafted from the Speedy Creek Vineyard, which just so happened to be one of Robert Mondavi’s favorite vineyards. Back in the 1980’s, Mr. Mondavi pleaded with the vineyard owner to allow him plant a swath of Zinfandel vines in this hard-to-get-to hillside vineyard. Today, these same Zinfandel vines (a Primitivo clone) produce some of the best fruit in Knights Valley.
Please accept our strongest recommendation for today’s exceptional, and exceptionally well priced, Zinfandel treat.
Dark, dense ruby core, which falls off at the edges to a slight purple.
Elegant and subdued, with fruity notes of freshly picked dark cherry, tamarind, and slightly smoky plum, all balanced with an earthy fresh spring forest and hints of cedar spice.
Well structured and reserved, leading with pomegranate black tea, smoky plum, and black cherry, with subtle notes of cedar spice, dark caramel, and white pepper.
Well refined and balanced, with the fruit notes transitioning into subtle hints of spice.
Short ribs slowly braised in red wine, served over creamy mashed golden potatoes.
What the Winery Says
- Tom Meadowcroft
- Double Gold Medal - SF Chronicle
- Knights Valley
- Speedy Creek Vineyard
- 16 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak
- Production Notes
- 250 Cases