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The term “old vines” appears on many wine labels, most often on Zinfandel.  So, I wondered what qualifies a wine as “old vine”?  I checked the Wine Institute, Family Winemakers of California and other “official” organizations only to find that the term is unregulated.  Our Featured Wine of the Week is an old vine zinfandel with rootstock planted in 1906.  My guess is any plant that is over 100 years old qualifies!  Check out our latest discounted wine of the week!

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This is the first time Ketcham Estates has offered their wine outside of their mailing list allocations, and we are proud to offer it for a limited, one-time only sale.

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$38 each – $32.50 for 6 or more – 2 free passes to Pinot Days 2010 ($100 value) when you purchase a case. Order here

Michael Browne, (Wine Spectator has anointed him, ‘The Prince of Pinot’) from the famed Kosta Browne winery is the winemaker for this wine. Perfect for food pairings during the holidays, this wine will also make a special gift.

Special Discounts – Receive 15% off for a 6-pack purchase. Receive 15% off and 2 free passes to the Grand Festival of Pinot Days 2010 ($100 value) when you purchase a case. You may choose the location:

  • Los Angeles – January 2010
  • San Francisco – June 2010
  • Chicago – November 2010

Our tasting Notes:

Our tasting notes include sight, aromatics and palate. For more information, see our Tasting Techniques

  • Sight: This wine is clear, dark ruby red in color with a slight strawberry color rim variation. Big, slow teardrops with no color.
  • Aromatics: Light red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry.
  • Palate: Smooth and medium round texture. Fresh red fruit flavors of strawberry, raspberry with a bit or cedar and Dutch cocoa.

Food and wine

We suggest you pair the 2007 Pinot Noir with Coq au Vin.

Click here to find out more about this wine

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This week, Indie Winemakers is offering a special old vine Zinfandel (planted around 1902) at a third off retail prices. Better yet, these prices include all shipping fees for those who have California shipping addresses.

The Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard in Russian River Valley has been producing award wining wines for 3 decades. You can judge for yourself why wine professionals have listed Fanucchi Vineyards wines Consistently Excellent (wine & Spirits Magazine), Insider Favorite of Californias top 75 Wines (Food & wine Magazine) & highly sought after by those in the know. (Master sommelier Catherine Fallis: Great Wines You Can Buy Online).

This Zinfandel has some punch! This is a concentrated full bodied Zinfandel but is still balanced in the old world tradition. It is loaded with ripe black berry fruit, smooth tannins, black pepper and a complexity that just keeps on going! Well crafted and drinking nicely now, it should hold it’s flavor and continue to round-out over the next 3-5 years.

The 04 Old Vine Zinfandel can be paired with a spicy Goulash. See our Recipe Tab for preparation instructions.

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