Just Stop It

Well well well. The madrigal son returns.

Listen, Craig. I know you really like singing. And wine. And singing about wine. But do you need to sing about wine every day? I don't think you do.

I put up with the serenading when you were a kid because I didn't want to offend your juvenile sensibilities by telling you to stop. Mostly I didn't want to have to pay for therapy where you sit on a couch and whine to some shrink, "My dad is sooooo mean ..." So for a good 10 years I bit my tongue whenever you'd break into random song about things like Scuba Steve and ketchup packets.

But the thing is, you're 18 now and in college. So I think it's time you stop making up ditties about potent young wines with hints of sandalwood, black peppercorns and allspice. At least when we have company.

Because while your voice is beautiful, and it is, really. Almost angelic. Ethereal! That's the word I'm looking for. Anyway, while your voice is beautiful, I think some people may find it unsettling when you suddenly leap to your feet and start singing about a crisp finish with bright acidity that leaves the mouth salivating and wanting more.

OK, I find it unsettling. So knock that crap off already.
 

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Features

2010 Madrigal Zinfandel, Napa Valley 750ml 2-Pack

Appearance: Clear and bright with a deep concentrated ruby color, that lightens only slightly at the wine edges.

Nose: The nose is that of a potent young wine, showing a rich candied red fruit character of fraise and maraschino cherry, with hints of sandalwood, black peppercorns and allspice.

Palate: This is a big wine in terms of mouth feel and fruit. The first flavors are dominated by big, candied red fruit, which confirms the impressions offered up on the nose and almost makes you think there is a touch of sweetness - really ripe red cherries and the sweetest of tiny, wild strawberries, balanced with a light touch of oak and a subtle hint of black pepper. The finish is balanced, long & persistent, with the rich fruit character evening out the more than ample alcohol. The finish is crisp with bright acidity, leaving the mouth salivating and wanting more.

Notes: Easy to enjoy while cooking and with the meal. Pair with burgers, BBQ baby-back ribs, bone-in pork chops; perfect with pepperoni pizza for a quick, easy meal.

The Vintage: 2010 harvest started with a very late bud break due to wet and cool spring weather. The growing season was also very cool and promoted conditions for mildew that we constantly fought, and late bud break further delayed harvest. The cool, wet weather also affected the set of the crop to less than normal. We finally harvested our Zinfandel about 3 weeks later than normal; smaller clusters with a little uneven ripening and a little sunburn. Thank God for the sorting table!


2011 Madrigal Zinfandel, Napa Valley 750ml 2-Pack

The nose holds remnants of oak and bubble gum, with hints of boysenberry cobbler. Lightly jammy, with undertones of strawberry and clove hold this wine together, with a smooth silky finish. This wine is a great addition to any BBQ.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $112.00
Average Shipping:  $20.00
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Total MSRP:   $127.00
 

2010 Madrigal Zinfandel, Napa Valley 750ml 2-Pack

The Vineyards:

  • 46% Madrigal Estate Vineyard
  • 31% Salisbury Vineyard
  • 23% Johnson Vineyard

Harvest Dates:

  • Madrigal Estate Vineyard 10/4
  • Salisbury Vineyard 10/5
  • Johnson Vineyard 10/1
     
  • Blend: 100% Zinfandel
  • Barrel Aging: 17 months
  • Percentage of New Oak: 24%
  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • TA: 6.3 grams/L
  • pH: 3.90
  • Cases Produced: 942


2011 Madrigal Zinfandel, Napa Valley 750ml 2-Pack

  • A blend of Madrigal Estate Zinfandel (66.276%), Johnson Vineyard Zinfandel (31.702%), Saviez Vineyad Zinfandel (1.000%) and Barberis Petite Syrah (1.023%)
     
  • Aged for 16 months in barrel; 33% new French oak.
  • TA: 5.9 g/L
  • pH: 3.95
  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • Production: 620 cases

Winery Details

Madrigal Family Winery

Owner:
The Madrigal Family
Location:
Napa Valley, CA

Since the late 1930's, three generations of the Madrigal family have farmed some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards. The family history is a constant source of inspiration, and guides us in our wine making now. We value the long relationship we've had with the land and the people here, believing that the combined wisdom of the folks who’ve been here for generations and a deep appreciation of these vineyards can be tasted in our wine.

Today, the company is run by Chris Madrigal, the founder's grandson. Our winemaker is the acclaimed Ed Sbragia, who built his reputation over 30 years of winemaking in the Napa, Sonoma and Dry Creek Valleys. Ed’s wines have won awards for years and he’s proud of the reputation he’s earned. “I just do what I love and work with the gifts of the land,” said Ed. “All  with a passion and pride passed down through generations at home.”

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