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Edmeades Zinfandel 2016

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Mendocino County, CaliforniaEdmeades Zinfandel is a tasty red wine gem from the beautiful Mendocino wine region of northern California. Edmeades is famous for its limited bottlings of iconoclastic Zinfandels from the coastal mountain vineyards of Mendocino County. Dr. Edmeades planted his first 11 acres of vineyards in 1963. He founded his winery and launched his own brand in 1972. The Jackson Family purchased Edmeades in 1988 and brought current winemaker Ben Salazar on board in 2012. Using grapes grown in Mendocino County's rugged coastal mountains, Edmeades crafts bold, intense Zinfandels of distinctive character and personality. We work side by side with a small group of farmers, who year after year produce some of Mendocino County's most highly prized grapes. We prefer a delicate touch in our cellar, allowing each vineyard to be fully expressed in the wines we make.Edmeades Zinfandel is a blend of 77% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 8% Syrah finished in French and American oak, 15% new. The wine begins with warm and intense aromas of cinnamon and cloves. Those spices give way to aromas of blackberries, currants, and sage. The texture is round and the fruit expression is concentrated and lush. Soft tannins accentuate the richness of the wine, while pleasant acidity keeps it fresh on the finish.Edmeades Zinfandel is the perfect summer barbecue wine and will also pair nicely with your Thanksgiving turkey! Enjoy with roast chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.

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Edmeades Winery:
The first row of vines were barely in the ground when the neighbors began lining up to lean on their shovels and scoff. Grapes in Anderson Valley? Nobody could make it work, they insisted. The naysayers grew so vocal that Dr. Donald Edmeades dragged some old redwood planks out from behind the barn, found some red paint, and christened his vineyard with a sign out on Highway 128: "Edmeades' Folly."

External Reviews for Edmeades Zinfandel

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2014 11/07/2018

Mendocino County, CaliforniaEdmeades Zinfandel is a tasty red wine gem from the beautiful Mendocino wine region of northern California. Edmeades is famous for its limited bottlings of iconoclastic Zinfandels from the coastal mountain vineyards of Mendocino County. Dr. Edmeades planted his first 11 acres of vineyards in 1963. He founded his winery and launched his own brand in 1972. The Jackson Family purchased Edmeades in 1988 and brought current winemaker Ben Salazar on board in 2012. Using grapes grown in Mendocino County's rugged coastal mountains, Edmeades crafts bold, intense Zinfandels of distinctive character and personality. We work side by side with a small group of farmers, who year after year produce some of Mendocino County's most highly prized grapes. We prefer a delicate touch in our cellar, allowing each vineyard to be fully expressed in the wines we make.Edmeades Zinfandel is a blend of 77% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 8% Syrah finished in French and American oak, 15% new. The wine begins with warm and intense aromas of cinnamon and cloves. Those spices give way to aromas of blackberries, currants, and sage. The texture is round and the fruit expression is concentrated and lush. Soft tannins accentuate the richness of the wine, while pleasant acidity keeps it fresh on the finish.Edmeades Zinfandel is the perfect summer barbecue wine and will also pair nicely with your Thanksgiving turkey! Enjoy with roast chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2014 12/11/2017

Mendocino County, CaliforniaThe Jackson Family purchased Edmeades in 1988. Since then Edmeades has become famous for our limited bottlings of iconoclastic, often old vine, Zinfandel from the coastal vineyards of Mendocino County. Sitting just across the Sonoma County border, a totally different Mendocino state of mind prevails; we grow and hand pick our grapes on intense, challenging sites: rugged ridge tops and rocky, rolling hills which develop Zins with personality. Reflecting Mendocinos rustic elegance our Zinfandels are noted for their dark, dense and distinctively earth character.



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