2012 Five Vintners, Zinfandel, Sonoma

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Press and Tasting Notes

Five Vintners is five generations of Beringer wine making at its best. The Zinfandel is not jammy, but elegant. It reveals just a touch of pepper and spice. The nose has aromas of dark cherry fruit and a bit of smoky oak; the palate displays red and black cherry flavors along with black currant. Entry reveals the perfect balance of dry and sweet ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured June 28, 2010

THE REVIEW

Five generations is all it takes to make Zinfandel perfection! We first featured the 2006 Five Vintners Zinfandel for Thanksgiving last year - the wine was an instant favorite. And, with another outstanding vintage and another uniquely American holiday approaching on July 4th, we couldn't overlook the superb value of the 2007 Five Vintners Zinfandel.
    The fruit from this delicious Zinfandel is sourced from Heitz Vineyard in Napa and the Mauritson Vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. The wine is predominantly Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah and Petite Verdot offering hints of pepper and spice. The nose reveals dark cherry fruit, black cherry flavors along with black currant.There is even a hint of smoky oak spice on the finish. The wine reveals the perfect balance of dry and sweet tannins that are round which broaden with the aid of well balanced acidity carrying the wine to a long finish. This not a jammy Zinfandel, but a well balanced and nicely structured California red.
    Winemaker Krisi Raymond represents the fifth generation in her family to grow grapes and make wine in the Napa Valley. Her family roots run deep, dating back to 1876 when her great-great-grandfather Jacob Beringer, started Beringer Brothers Winery. And given Prohibition, having an unbroken chain of generational winemaking is an unheard of feat.
    Enjoy this wine on July 4th as well as throughout your summer barbecuing season! Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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