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Viano Vineyards Private Stock Contra Costa County Zinfadel 2014

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in east London [www.forestwines.com] for £15. It is from the American state of California and made of the zinfadel grape. This grape is beleived to have originated in Croatia where it is called crljenak,was then taken to the heel of Italy in the 18th century where it is called primitivo before being exported to the United States in the 19th century and called zinfadel. It is now a very common variety in California. I started my bottle last night with my chicken stew.It is definitely a full bodied and well structured wine with a nice deep red colour. There is plenty of a fresh cherry and redcurrant style fruit with soft tannins and a spicy or peppery finish. Overall I thought this a lovely wine and a good match for the chicken

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Color: Red
Variety: zinfadel
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Our century-old vineyard is nestled on hillsides surrounding a fertile little valley where cooling breezes from the Carquinez Straits provide the necessary balance of heat and coolness. Here in our valley, we have a proven combination of ideal soil and climatic conditions favorable for growing premium wine grapes. Included are Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Columbard, Muscat Canelli, Cabern... Read more
Our century-old vineyard is nestled on hillsides surrounding a fertile little valley where cooling breezes from the Carquinez Straits provide the necessary balance of heat and coolness. Here in our valley, we have a proven combination of ideal soil and climatic conditions favorable for growing premium wine grapes. Included are Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Columbard, Muscat Canelli, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese and Zinfandel. This Family Estate, now with its 3rd and 4th generations, was founded by the Viano family in 1920. They purchased the already planted vineyard which was established in 1888. It reminded them of their vineyards in Piedmont, Italy. This area, once so rich in grapes, was named Vine Hill and was home to more than 15 wineries. There are 25 hectares under vine Some of the original vines still remain while the balance of the vineyard has been expanded and replanted to keep up with new world tastes and desires. Using the most natural, cultural practices possible, combined with traditional winemaking techniques which includes natural yeast and aging in small oak cooperage, we bring you these fine handcrafted wines. Viano wines are produced, bottled, and marketed directly. Because of this, Viano wines offer exceptional quality and value. For additional savings on our great wines check our specials section on our price list frequently. Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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04/09/2019

I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in east London [www.forestwines.com] for £15. It is from the American state of California and made of the zinfadel grape. This grape is beleived to have originated in Croatia where it is called crljenak,was then taken to the heel of Italy in the 18th century where it is called primitivo before being exported to the United States in the 19th century and called zinfadel. It is now a very common variety in California. I started my bottle last night with my chicken stew.It is definitely a full bodied and well structured wine with a nice deep red colour. There is plenty of a fresh cherry and redcurrant style fruit with soft tannins and a spicy or peppery finish. Overall I thought this a lovely wine and a good match for the chicken




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