Sonoma Zinfandel D'Argenzio Zinfandel 2004 Baldacci Vineyard in the Russian River Valley is produced with Zinfandel from Old Vine that are 104 Years Old. It is a Limited Edition Sonoma Zinfandel that is aged Sur Lie for 10 to 15 years and for 16 months in French Oak barrels. D'Argenzio 2004 Baldacci is a showy and rich Zinfandel. This Sonoma wine showcases the dense palate that is so cherished from this prized 104-year-old vineyard. A heady perfume of spiciness, earthiness and plum compote signals the sumptuous tasting that is to follow. Jewel-like flavors of ripe black fruits and deep plum unfold in the mouth, polished with nuances of dried figs and dark chocolate. DArgenzio Zinfandel beautifully integrated layers swell throughout the
lengthy and well balanced finish. This remarkable vineyard was planted in 1902 by Louis Baldacci, a prominent winegrower and farmer for generations. The vines are dry farmed and head pruned in the old Italian style, and today the vines yield tiny amounts of fruit that pack powerful flavors. The cellaring is 50% new French oak barrels and 50% seasoned oak barrels. This rare Zinfandel wine is unfiltered and unfined. Only 156 cases produced. Drink now through 2019.
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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: 87 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"The vineyard is old, planted when Theodore Roosevelt was president, and the wine has very complicated flavors of wild fruits, dried herbs and peppery spices, dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco and minerals. It�s also very dry, although that comes at the cost of high alcohol. It�s a really nice, smooth Zinfandel, although the flavors could be a bit more concentrated."
RECOMMENDED - San Diego Union
"2004 Baldacci Ranch, Russian River Valley, $40 D'Argenzio Winery. This wine got a collective "Yum!" from my panel. It is truly delicious and layered with complex aromas and flavors of raspberry and blackberry, cloves, pepper and sweet vanilla."
D'Argenzio Zinfandel 2004 Baldacci Vineyard Information:
Released: October 3, 2006
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 26.5�
Vineyard: Baldacci Vineyard
4% Petite Sirah
New French Oak: 50%
Season French Oak: 50%
French Coopers: Marsannay
Time in Barrels: 16 Months
Toast Style: Medium Toast
Production: 156 Cases - Limited Edition
Total Acidity: .548
Time Aged Sur Lie: 10-15 Years
Extended Maceration: 18 Days