Featured Wine - Fanucchi Vineyards

4-Pack Zinfandel & Trousseau Gris


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30% DISCOUNT - 2 bottles each of the 2005 Zinfandel and 2006 Trousseau Gris

Under 1000 total cases production - Combined Awards include Multiple Platinum, Gold, 90 to 93 point ratings

This promotion ships to CA, DC, NM ONLY

Wine Description

Award Winning Wine!

Sample of 06 Trousseau Gris Awards:

Sweepstakes White (AKA Best of ALL white wines in the competition!),

Best of Class, and Gold -- North of the Gate Wine Competition 2009

Platinum -2009 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold - 2010 Long Beach Grand Cru

“91 Points” -Just wine Points / Wine-X

Dan Berger: "Fanucchi Vineyards in the Russian River Valley makes a Trousseau Gris each year that is fresh and fruity, a superb aperitif wine."


Sample of 05 Zinfandel Awards

Platinum -2009 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

Double Gold -2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold -2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Gold -San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2009

“93 Points” Just wine Points / Wine-X 2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Gold Medal for the 2005 Fanucchi Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

"90 points" AND in Wine & Spirits magazine's "Year's Best Zinfandel" The February 2010 issue!

About the wine

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

2005 Zinfandel 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

Tasting Notes

Indie Winemakers' Tasting Notes

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.

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Indie Winemakers' Tasting Notes

Our tasting notes include sight, aromatics and palate. For more information, see our Tasting Techniques. This wine was not tasted.
  • Sight: NA.
  • Aromatics: NA.
  • Palate: NA.

Technical Data

Vintage Description

2005 Old Vine Zinfandel

The Old Vine Zinfnadel block also contains about 4% Petite Sirah, 4% Alicante Bouchet & other grape varietals, varying from 1 to 25 vines.

Wine Technical Data
Blend 90% Zinfandel and 10% field blend
Appellation 100% Russian River Valley
Harvest Dates Oct 18, 2005
Yeast Assmanshausen
Fermentation 16 days maceration time
Aging / Cooperage stainless steel/ 8 months  new and used french oak/ 22 months
Alcohol 15.6% by volume
Acidity TA 6.60; pH 3.54


2006 Trousseau Gris

The Fanucchis planted the Trousseau Gris (Troo-so-gree) on Wood Road in 1981.

Wine Technical Data
Blend 100% Trousseau Gris
Appellation 100% Russian River Valley
Harvest Dates Oct 2, 2006
Yeast Steinberger
Fermentation 30 days cold press
Aging / Cooperage stainless steel/ 8 months
Alcohol 14.2% by volume
Acidity TA 6.10; pH 3.27
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