Fanucchi Vineyards - 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel
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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 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.
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.
|Wine Profile Style|
|Light Bodied||Medium Bodied||Full Bodied|
|Drink Now (0-3 yrs)||Will Age (3-5 yrs)||Will Age (8-10 yrs)|
|Slightly Fruity||Fruity||Very Fruity|
|No Tannins||Softer Tannins||Heavier Tannins|
|Low Acidity||Medium Acidity||High Acidity|
|No Residual Sugar Dry||Off Dry||Sweet|
Our mission is to provide unbiased opinions of the wine being offered. These notes come from up to 10 guests who tasted this wine in a blind tasting format (wine is concealed so their identity is unknown). Why this format? Tasting blind completely throws out any hype associated with a certain winery, style, price point, etc; it forces the taster to accept what is in the glass without any predetermined notions. Our guests utilize Robert Parker's Glossary of Wine Terms for their comments for consistency purposes. In addition, we utilize the wine aroma wheel to enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor. Notes are posted on this wine during the tasting to ensure they accurately reflect the impressions.
|Blend||Century Old Field Blend consisting of 90% Zinfandel, 4% Alicante Bouschet, 4% Petite Sirah, and 2% mixed other|
|Appelation||The Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley|
|Harvest Dates||Oct. 20th, 2004|
|Sugar at Harvest||25.0 degrees Brix|
|Fermentation||14 days on the skins; 4 days "Cold Soak" and 9 days active fermentation. Malo-lactic Fermentation took 19.5 weeks 14 of which were in small barrels.|
|Aging / Cooperage||12 Months 100% French Oak; 80% 2 years old or less and 20% 3 years old|
|Alcohol||15.4% by volume|
|Acidity||TA: 6.4, pH: 3.43|