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Staff Pick

Poco a Poco Zinfandel, Russian River - 2014

Item # 37367 750mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
$227.52 $204.77/ Case of 12
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Color
Red
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Country
USA
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Tasting Notes

Rich and juicy Zinfandel with ripe raspberry and blackberry flavors. A good deal of spice and tannin keep this wine from feeling overly jammy. Aged for seven months in neutral barrels. An excellent pairing for braised short ribs or barbequed brisket.


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Staff Pick Notes

The Poco a Poco Zinfendal is from a 2 acre parcel named Dot's Garden, which has been home to Zinfandel grapes since the 1800's. The Porter-Bass vineyard and winery, run by the Bass family, was acquired in 1980 and converted to Biodynamy and organic farming with the goal to revive the soil that had been damage from decades of bad farming. A Russian River Zinfandel that delivers great fruit, good tannins, without getting jammy. It is aged on neutral oak to keep all the freshness and integrity of the grapes. Great wine to pair with BBQ or grilled meat of any kind.

- MB

Astor's Glossary of Terms

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Zinfandel

Zinfandel is widely thought of as “America’s grape,” but in fact the variety is of Croatian origin, and is genetically extremely similar to Italian Primitivo, which thrives in the warmest parts of southern Italy. Like Primitivo, Zinfandel requires warm but not hot growing conditions, as its skins are relatively thin: this can cause its berries to shrivel into raisins if left on the vine a little...

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