Ottimino

2011 Zinfandel Biglieri Vineyard

Zinfandel •Biglieri Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Happy Earth Day

Today’s Ottimino 2011 Biglieri Vineyard Zinfandel is 100% dry farmed. That means that the grower didn’t use any water that didn’t fall from the skies in 2011. And 2011 was a fairly dry year. What effect does dry farming have on a wine? Well, limited water puts a ton of stress on the grapes which, in turn, causes the vine to ramp up its protection for the fruit. This imparts flavors and complexities that are unique to a dry farmed wine.

Really aromatic, especially once the wine has had a chance to breathe. Right up front, blackberry, black cherry and cigar box delight the nose. Right behind these, sensational notes of plum, bramble and tobacco leaf, with an intriguing hint of spiced rum.

Enjoy this superb - and very highly recommended wine while you do some good for California’s water table. At 50% off, you’ll also be doing some good for your wallet!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep garnet with a slightly darker core.

Smell:

Aromatic. Blackberry, black cherry and cigar box are the first notes to please the nose. Notes of plum, bramble and tobacco leaf, with an intriguing hint of spiced rum, follow on.

Taste:

Wonderfully balanced and complex, with dark fruits of plum, blackberry, cassis and dried cranberry that sit atop cedar, cigar box, sweet spice and dried fall leaves.

Finish:

Long and dark, with fruits that slowly give way to earth and spice elements.

Pairing:

Enjoy this fantastic wine with something tangy, like BBQ ribs or grilled chicken that’s slathered in your favorite sweet or spicy sauce.

What the Winery Says

Vintage
2011
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Cases Produced
348
ABV
14.5%
Winemaker
Bill Knuttel

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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