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Summers Zinfandel Napa Valley Four Acre ZIn 2009

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Summers Zinfandel Napa Valley Four Acre ZIn 2009 750ml

Summers Zinfandel Napa Valley Four Acre ZIn

93 Point Wine Enthusiastic: Once thought to be an American original, Zinfandel is actually the Italian grape Primitivo. Zinfandel has been grown in California since about 1850, and just a little while later, it was the most widely-planted wine grape in California (but not any more). Many folks know the sweetish White Zinfandel, but red Zinfandels are what this grape is really about. Zinfandels are made in many styles, from dry to dessert, and the best red examples are full-bodied, with dark black fruits and spicy notes. The type of wine produced is greatly dependent on the local growing conditions, with hotter weather yielding jammier, richer wines.

Summers Four Acre Zinfandel is sourced from an Estate vineyard in Calistoga, and is meticulously tended to by winemaker Ignacio Blancas. Lovely balance between berry and spice notes with excellent structure.

Creating red-wine from grapes grown on small acreages in both Napa Valley and Knights Valley is the passion of Beth and Jim Summers. Jim Summers originally purchased a 28-acre vineyard in Knights Valley in 1987. Knights Valley is located northwest of Calistoga, between Mount St. Helena and the Alexander Valley. At that time it was primarily Merlot grapes planted on the property 30 years ago by Dan Duckhorn, with some Muscat Canelli. The first production of Summers Ranch Reserve Merlot was the 1992 vintage. We currently produce 900 cases. We also make Petite Sirah from the Knights Valley estate. Knights Valley is one of Sonoma’s warmest appellations, and its volcanic soils and close proximity to the Napa Valley have led to increased interest in Bordeaux varietals from the appellation in recent years.

In 1996 we expanded our vineyard holdings to include 25 acres at the corner of Highway 128 and Tubbs Lane. This Napa Valley property carries the name Summers Estate Wines, with the vineyard designation of Villa Andriana Vineyard, named after our daughter. While the property has been completely transformed to recognize its full potential, we take great care and pride in maintaining our 40 year old Zinfandel vineyards on the property. With a winery/tasting room, entertainment center, bocce ball court, picnic area and 22+ acres of vines (Zinfandel, Charbono, and Cabernet Sauvignon) we think it a perfect balance of pleasure and productivity.

Mel
8/18/13 5:08 PM JOINED 12/8/10
This is a great bottle of Zin. Nice nose, fruit forward with complexity, some spice. Enjoy with BB Q chicken, steak, pizza or cheese.
Mel

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Summers Summers Zinfandel Napa Valley Four Acre ZIn 2009
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
93 Point Wine Enthusiastic: Once thought to be an American original, Zinfandel is actually the Italian grape Primitivo. Zinfandel has been grown in California since about 1850, and just a little while later, it was the most widely-planted wine grape in California (but not any more). Many folks know the sweetish White Zinfandel, but red Zinfandels are what this grape is really about. Zinfandels are made in many styles, from dry to dessert, and the best red examples are full-bodied, with dark black fruits and spicy notes. The type of wine produced is greatly dependent on the local growing conditions, with hotter weather yielding jammier, richer wines.
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Tasting Notes Summers Four Acre Zinfandel is sourced from an Estate vineyard in Calistoga, and is meticulously tended to by winemaker Ignacio Blancas. Lovely balance between berry and spice notes with excellent structure.

Technical Notes Creating red-wine from grapes grown on small acreages in both Napa Valley and Knights Valley is the passion of Beth and Jim Summers. Jim Summers originally purchased a 28-acre vineyard in Knights Valley in 1987. Knights Valley is located northwest of Calistoga, between Mount St. Helena and the Alexander Valley. At that time it was primarily Merlot grapes planted on the property 30 years ago by Dan Duckhorn, with some Muscat Canelli. The first production of Summers Ranch Reserve Merlot was the 1992 vintage. We currently produce 900 cases. We also make Petite Sirah from the Knights Valley estate. Knights Valley is one of Sonoma’s warmest appellations, and its volcanic soils and close proximity to the Napa Valley have led to increased interest in Bordeaux varietals from the appellation in recent years.

In 1996 we expanded our vineyard holdings to include 25 acres at the corner of Highway 128 and Tubbs Lane. This Napa Valley property carries the name Summers Estate Wines, with the vineyard designation of Villa Andriana Vineyard, named after our daughter. While the property has been completely transformed to recognize its full potential, we take great care and pride in maintaining our 40 year old Zinfandel vineyards on the property. With a winery/tasting room, entertainment center, bocce ball court, picnic area and 22+ acres of vines (Zinfandel, Charbono, and Cabernet Sauvignon) we think it a perfect balance of pleasure and productivity.