2009 Denier-Handal Vineyard, Alexander Valley Zinfandel 4-Pack

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Wine Tale

Wines of the Alexander Valley are unique in both taste and origin story.

Perhaps you've heard the story of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Wine.

Every day, Alexander would go into his yard and pluck some grapes. He would bring the grapes home and make them into wine. But every time he tasted his wine he realized something: his wine tasted terrible!

But then one day, he discovered a valley ... a valley filled with grapes! He plucked the grapes and filled a bucket with them, and he used them to make wine.

The wine was delcicious! Brilliant, some might say! Full of bright fruit and elegant with smooth tannins. After drinking a glass, he rushed to his linen closet and stitched together a flag. He grabbed the flag and put in the valley, deeming it Alexander Valley.

Or so, that's how the story goes. Since then, many wines have come from Alexander Valley, including this 2009 Denier-Handal Vineyard Zinfandel, so go ahead and buy some. Then you can experience the Terrific, Wonderful, Not Bad, Very Good Wine yourself.

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Features

2009 Denier-Handal Vineyard, Alexander Valley Zinfandel 750ml 4-Pack

This is a medium bodied, well-balanced wine that exhibits the best qualities of both Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The balance between the fruit flavors, tannin and acid makes this vintage truly enjoyable. The first thing you notice is its color and clarity looking very much like a jewel in your glass. The aromas are pure fruit with hints of spices and wood. Raspberries, black currants, blackberries, and black pepper are the initial flavors with nuances of black cherry, figs, cedar and other spices. The finish is long and enjoyable. This is a typical Alexander Valley Zinfandel, brilliant, bright fruit, elegant with smooth tannins.

 

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Specs

Winery Retail Price: $108.00
Average Shipping:  $20.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $123.00
 

  • Harvest dates: Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2009
  • Single Vineyard Designate: 100% Denier-Handal Vineyard, Alexander Valley
  • In the Cellar: Fermentation in open top tanks with manual punchdown 2 - 4 times a day
  • Length of fermentations: 10 - 13 days
  • Oak Regimen: Aged in 2 year old French oak barrels for 10 1/2 months.
  • Cases: 273
  • Bottled Date: Aug. 29, 2010
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.78
  • Residual Sugar: Less than 0.1%
  • Varietals: 90 % Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah

Winery Details

Denier-Handal Vineyards

Owners:
Alyce Denier and Dick Handal
Founded:
Vineyard was founded in 1996, the Winery operation in 2009
Location:
Glenn Ellen, CA
Winemaker:
Peter Wellington
We have been farming winegrapes and producing wines in Ecuador, Chile, and California for over 27 years.  Dick got started in Ecuador thanks to Don Angel Duran who took him under his wing teaching him about farming grapes.  He was simply a farmer, the Mayordomo of a large hacienda in the highlands of the Andes outside of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, but he knew about grapes.  While working for the Patron, he was sent to Argentina to learn viticulture.  Unfortunately, he could never support his family making wine or Pisco.  Then we met, and he found his chance to return to viticulture.  
 
Although we grow mostly Cabernet Sauvignon we have small amounts of wonderful Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Syrah.  Thanks to the guidance of Peter Wellington we were able to start produce excellent wines that he as winemaker, crafted.  We are pleased to be able to share these wines with you through Woot.

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