Old Vine Zinfandel grapes are used to produce the D'Argenzio California Zinfandel 2004 from the Tom Feeney Barberi Ranch. The Zinfandel comes from 80-year old vines and the Zinfandel displays the polished intensity reserved for vines of this old age. The California Zinfandel 2004 wine opens with a lustrous fragrance of spiced plum and ripe black currant. A framework of bright acidity and supple tannins carry an attractive m�lange of flavors. A burst of crushed blackberries with a sprinkling of black
pepper sets the stage. The engaging interplay of flavors continues with
black raspberry jam infused with honey and a dusting of cocoa. The vineyard was planted in 1928 by the Barberi family, Zinfandel wine pioneers of the region. In the heart of the Russian River Valley off Olivet Lane, the clay soils were dry farmed for many years. This once-vibrant vineyard was the pride and joy of the old Italian family. Today the old vines are gnarled and stump-like, producing extremely low yields of 1.6 tons per acre. Despite weathering years of stormy winters, freezing nights and hot summer sun, each old vine still produces lusciously concentrated Zinfandel grapes. D'Argenzio 2004 Tom Feeney / Barberi Ranch Zinfandel is unfiltered and unfined. Only 174 cases of this magnificent California wine were produced.
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D'Argenzio Winery is a family winery in the truest Italian sense. There are three generations of the D'Argenzio family working together to bring you the finest handcrafted wines. Their grapes are grown in the world-class regions of Sonoma County. They are aged from 18- 24 months in new French oak and American oak barrels. With an outstanding growing season in Sonoma Valley, they are primarily producing vintages from two appellations: Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. Some special vintages hail from the Sonoma Coastal appellation of Green Valley micro area. Their wines have received rave reviews from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, Connoisseurs Guide and Pinot Report. The List of Awards grow, as they make new wines each year and the wines ages. This boutique winery has received Gold Medals and high ratings from competitions and publications throughout the world.
RATINGS: GOLD Medal - Harvest Fair 2006
SILVER Medal - Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
D'Argenzio Old Vine California Zinfandel 2004 from the Tom Feeney Barberi Ranch Information:
Released: October 10, 2004
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 26�
Vineyard: Barbari Vineyard
8% Petite Sirah
New French Oak: 60%
Season French Oak: 40%
French Coopers: Tonnellerie Radoux Tonnellerie Remond
Time in Barrels: 16 Months
Toast Style: Medium Toast
Production: 174 Cases - Limited Edition
Total Acidity: .0739
Time Aged Sur Lie: 10-12 Years
Extended Maceration: 22 Days