Saddleback Cellars

2013 Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Frediani Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Calistoga

Offer Expired:Jan 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Zin King

By now you know that Saddleback is one of our favorite small wineries. We’ve been showcasing their wines here since 2007. After tasting their wines back then, I set about to learn all that I could about their winery and winemaker.

Winemaker Nils Venge is the first American winemaker to have garnered a perfect 100 point score. That was back in 1985, when Robert Parker gave Nils’ Groth Cabernet the score that would rocket Nils to winemaking stardom.

This wine is very fragrant, with a full bouquet of fruit, flowers, earth and spice. A heady rush of aromas jumps from the glass, leading with Smoky black cherry, blackberry jam, blueberry, dried violet, cigar box, dried twigs, brown spice and black pepper.

An explosion of flavors on the palate, including Black cherry, blackberry, cassis, tobacco, leather, dried violet, toasty oak, spice and black pepper.

Today’s award-winning 2013 Napa Valley Old Vine Zinfandel is available today only at better than 25% off. This delicious wine is a big, bold, juicy cowboy style wine with tons of character. Reserve yours soon though, our allocation is modest - and expected to be very popular.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet with a shimmery surface. Tall, wine-colored tears cling to the glass wall, moving slowly downward.

Smell:

Smoky black cherry, blackberry jam, blueberry, dried violet, cigar box, dried twigs, brown spice and black pepper.

Taste:

Black cherry, blackberry, cassis, tobacco, leather, dried violet, toasty oak, spice and black pepper.

Finish:

Very long and very plush with chewy tannins that shepherd a spreading dryness across the palate.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with your favorite zesty BBQ… like spare ribs!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Nils Venge
Varietal
Zinfandel
Composition
88% Zinfandel from Frediani Vineyard
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12% Petite Sirah from Rattlesnake Vineyard
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Napa Valley, Calistoga
Harvest date
September 17, 2013
Abv
14.8%
Average Sugar
25 Brix
TA
6.1 g/L
pH
3.88
Aging
24 months
Barrels
65% New American Oak
Bottling date
March 18, 2015
Production
768 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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