Vinum Cellars Zinfandel 6-Pack

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Features

2011 Vinum Cellars California Zinfandel 750ml 6-Pack

Deep garnet color, with aromas of sweet black cherry and sour cherry notes. The palate is juicy with strawberry rhubarb and leathery tannins with earth notes which finishes with silky French oak tannins. The wine has nice acidity and low alcohol for a Zin (13.5%) making it uniquely balanced and therefore food friendly. This wine pairs well with Thanksgiving Turkey (don't forget the cranberries), also grilled Pork Chops with a roasted apple chutney and served with red cabbage and goat cheese.

 

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Owner Richard Bruno shares this balanced, food-friendly Zin with the Wooters.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $90.00
Average Shipping:  $28.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $113.00

 

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Zinfandel
  • Appellation: Paso Robles
  • Winemakers: Richard Bruno, Chris Condos
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • R.S: Dry
  • TA (g/l): 5.80
  • pH: 3.72
  • Barrels: 100% French Oak, aged for 10 months
  • Production: 1,900 cases

The grapes are from the warm coastal climate of Paso Robles from a cooler vintage (2011). The grapes were picked before the rains; a solid wine was made in a difficult vintage.

Winery Details

Vinum Cellars

Founded:
1997
Owners:
Richard Bruno, Chris Condos
Location:
Napa, CA
Vinum Cellars is a collaboration of winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos, who first became friends while they were students at UC Davis. They share a long standing passion for Chenin Blanc and fondness for the more obscure grape varieties.
 
After graduation, Chris went to work for Pine Ridge as Enologist, and Richard went to Bonny Doon as their distiller. Shortly after, their friendship was solidified over Chenin Blanc with the creation of their first wine "Pointe Blanc". Currently the Vinum Cellars team is working with over 14 grape varieties from El Dorado and San Benito Counties to Napa Valley.
 
Our basic winemaking philosophy is to work with great grape growers to develop the best fruit in the vineyard. We pick the grapes at optimal ripeness and gently process the fruit. We are very experimental with yeast strains and use different cultures for each variety. Our whites are barrel fermented slowly and aged Sur Lies in small French Oak barrels. With our reds, skin contact is optimized by the use of small open top fermentors, hand punch downs and extended maceration before pressing. Our belief in the use of older French Oak barrels allows the varietal fruit of our wines to be expressed. We are committed to experimenting and learning new winemaking methods while preserving an old world approach.
 
As an environmentally conscious company, Vinum Cellars works only with sustainable growers to create Eco-Friendly products. The packaging choices were made specifically to minimize their carbon footprint. Some of those features are: Domestically produced light weight, Eco-Series glass; labels and cartons using only non-toxic, water based inks and each of these suppliers recycles 100% of the waste created by manufacturing our packaging.

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