Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel

£17.95 / bottle
£204.63 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Description

Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel is a pure, fruit driven wine, made with Zinfandel grapes grown in the Mendocino County appellation. Mendocino County is known for its Mediterranean climate and is part of the larger North Coast AVA (American Viticultural Area). It is one of the northernmost commercial wine growing regions in California.

The origins of Edmeades wines lie with cardiologist Dr Donald Edmeades who planted 11 acres of grapes in the hamlet of Philo, Anderson Valley in 1963, becoming the first modern-day grape grower in this cool, coastal region. His son Deron later founded the Edmeades winery launching the Edmeades brand in 1972. They they soon gained a reputation for producing fantastic single site and single vineyard mountain Zinfandels. In 1988 Edmeades was purchased by Jess Jackson and and became one of the very first wineries to join the Jackson Family Wines portfolio. The current winemaker, since 2012, is Ben Salazar who has previously made wine at Carmel Road and La Crema.

The grapes for Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel are fermented using only native yeasts in small, open top bins with manual punching down and minimal wine-making intervention. The wine is aged for 19 months in a combination of 55% French and 45% American oak, 25% of which is new. The wine is usually a blend of mainly Zinfandel with some Petite Sirah and Syrah. This can vary from vintage to vintage but the zinfandel is usually around 85 to 90% of the blend.

The 2016 is a blend of 80% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah and 4% Syrah.

Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Tasting Notes

Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandelhas concentrated aromas of baking spices including; cinnamon and cloves. Those spices give way to aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, and dried sage. The texture is round, and the fruit expression is focused and lush. Subtle and integrated tannins accentuate the richness of the wine, while pleasant acidity keeps it fresh on the finish.

Food Pairing

Try with barbequed chicken, game or rich beef stews. Also a great match for goats cheese or smoked Gouda.

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