Klinker Brick, Old Vine Zinfandel
Staff Pick

Klinker Brick, Old Vine Zinfandel - 2020

Item # 18161 750mL

This hearty, full-bodied red comes from Zinfandel vines that are well over 50 years old. Aromas of dark fruit contrast with fresh herbal notes; this also shows intense concentration, packed with berry flavors set off by spicy oak.

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Staff Pick Notes

Steve and Lori Felten, fifth-generation grape growers, continue the tradition of cultivating Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900s. This is Klinker’s twentieth vintage of this budget barnstormer and it just gets better every year. This wine is made from multiple vineyard blocks, some of which clock in at one-hundred-and-twenty years old. Delta breezes and the associated fog allow the Klinker team to retain above average acidity for the region, providing aromas of dark cherry and spices on the nose. The extremely low yields of century-old vineyards bring notes of plum and cranberry, with hints of chocolate, cedar and black pepper. Silky tannins give us a satisfying mouth feel and finish usually found in far more expensive wines. The result is a balanced and complex Zinfandel perfect for any occasion.

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Glossary

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 too long. Dry and well-drained terroirs are also preferable for Zinfandel, as its bunches are...

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