Peirano Estate Heritage Zinfandel
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Peirano Estate Heritage Zinfandel - 2021

Item # 30150 750mL

Estate grown, old vine Zinfandel from Lodi, California. A medium bodied expression of this grape with delicate red and dark fruits. A touch of vanilla and spicy oak flavors support the wine with a plush mouth feel.

$16.99/ Single Bottle
$203.88 $183.49/ Case of 12
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This is true old-vine Zin! I was surprised to learn that the Peirano Estate in Lodi has been around for quite some time — Giacomo Peirano founded the estate in 1879 with imported Zinfandel cuttings from his family's vineyards near Genoa. Today, fourth-generation Lance Randolph produces this beautiful, easy-drinking Zinfandel. The price lends itself to weeknight drinking but the first sip reveals a serious and complex wine. It's medium-bodied with aromas and flavors of strawberries, rhubarb, vanilla, toast, cocoa, black cherries, and spice.




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

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