Haarmeyer Wine Cellars, "Calaveras" Zinfandel
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Haarmeyer Wine Cellars, "Calaveras" Zinfandel - 2019

Item # 41370 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
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$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

High elevation Zinfandel from the Rorick Heritage Vineyard made by the family run Haarmeyer winery. Whole cluster fermented and aged in neutral oak for 4.5 months. Ruby in color, visibly a lighter red wine and similar to an easy drinking Beaujolais.

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Staff Pick Notes

Just when you think you’ve got Zinfandel pegged as ripe, jammy, lush and HIGH in alcohol, you can be sure to find its antithesis bottled by someone. TA DA! The Haarmeyer family has done it! Here friends, we have a light, bright, tart bottling that is at once delicious, quaffable, and LOW ABV. And by low, I mean less than 11%. Why doesn’t this come in a larger format? This could be your new summer red or your winter rosé, but no matter the season serve lightly chilled.


Astor's Glossary of Terms


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 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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