Valley of the Moon Zinfandel 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Just over half of the Zinfandel grapes used to make the 2008 Valley of the Moon Sonoma County Zinfandel came from the winery's Sonoma Valley estate vineyard. These vines, including the old vine block planted in the 1940's, benefit from a historically-recognized and unique "banana belt" microclimate which runs through this area. Hot, sunny afternoons mitigated by cool evening Pacific fog characterize the perfect climatic conditions for growing the finest Zinfandel in the region.

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Valley of the Moon Winery:
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and r... Read more
Valley of the Moon Winery has been in operation longer than any other winery in the Glen Ellen area. The stone structures themselves date back to 1863, and have great historial significance. In 1997 the winery was transformed into a contemporary winemaking facility; still the original heritage was preserved. Valley of the Moon Winery, as it exsists today, is a testament to both vision and rebirth. The history and old walls remain, but the technology and styling is resolutely modern. This harmonious marriage of past and present provides the perfect environment to craft world-class wines. www.valleyofthemoonwinery.com Read less

Member Reviews for Valley of the Moon Zinfandel

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Snooth User: jtryka
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3.50 5
06/08/2012

I love vacations, you can drink as much wine as you like, and never have to worry about the alarm clock disturbing your malolactic slumber! So, since I'm on vacation, we'll have plenty of time to explore some wonderful wines, and tonight we have a 2008 Valley of the Moon Zinfandel! You know how I love Zins, and this one has a cool label to add to the mystique of the wine. Click the link for my full review on my blog: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/05/2008-valley-of-moon-zinfandel.html


Snooth User: Jdecarlu
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4.00 5
08/08/2011

A good red zinfandel that really highlights the complexity of the grape.


Snooth User: Amber Sullivan
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5.00 5
01/19/2014

Five glasses



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Tasting Notes:

Jammy and briary berry aromas are accented with vanilla, cumin and baking spices. Ripe, rich blackberry jam with notes of black currant on the palate; complimented by cocoa, roasted coffee and black pepper spice notes. Soft tannins, balanced acidity and light toasty oak frame the finish.

Just over half of the Zinfandel grapes used to make the 2008 Valley of the Moon Sonoma County Zinfandel came from the winery's Sonoma Valley estate vineyard. These vines, including the old vine block planted in the 1940's, benefit from a historically-recognized and unique "banana belt" microclimate which runs through this area. Hot, sunny afternoons mitigated by cool evening Pacific fog characterize the perfect climatic conditions for growing the finest Zinfandel in the region.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in Other.

Notes: French & American oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.6
Total Acidity: 6.2 grams per liter

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