Helen Griesemer Giovacchini

Location: Sonoma, CA

Helen Griesemer Giovacchini's Wines

Showing 1-5 of 5 wines total

Refine My Wines:
Refine Your Search

Show Only

See lists

Helen Griesemer Giovacchini's Rating

from 0 glasses to 5 glasses

  • Sep 24, 2012 at 11:55am
    Compare and Buy

    Average Price: $18.59

    Helen Griesemer Giovacchini's Review:
    Added Jul 9, 2012 at 10:15am

  • Aug 5, 2012 at 9:13pm
    Compare and Buy

    Average Price: $11.87

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 11:15am

    Previously available for $14.86

  • Jul 25, 2012 at 4:35pm

    Previously available for $12.49

    Helen Griesemer Giovacchini's Review:
    Added Jul 21, 2012 at 10:02am
    One step up in price is the Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel. A lot of producers have “old vine zinfandel” but Cline is the only one I know of that sells an “ancient vines zinfandel.” It sounds like a marketing name to me, and it is. Old vines are known to create fruit with more concentrated flavors than younger vines, and that’s the appeal of old vine zinfandel. But, it’s not a regulated classification. Old vines may be 30-40 years old or more, but there’s no official age that denotes a vine as old, much less “ancient.” UPDATE: According to Cline Cellars, the vines used for their Ancient Vines Zinfandel are 80+ years old. The fruit in this wine come primarily from Lodi (63% of the blend), with the balance coming from Mendocino, Sonoma and Lake County, California. This wine was aged for seven months in 30% new American oak, with the balance in neutral oak. There’s a lot going on in the nose of this wine. Cherry aromas, plum, coffee, vanilla and a wisp of smoke all swirl about. The palate is spicy, with blackberry and cherry flavors up front, a little bit of cocoa on the mid-palate and a spicy cherry finish. The acidity is perfect and soft tannins give the wine a nice mouth feel. This one is a little less jammy and more approachable than the other Cline zinfandel, but they’re both enjoyable wines.

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 11:51am
    Compare and Buy

    Average Price: $19.99

Get Our Wine Newsletter

Receive Snooth's FREE daily emails about value wine picks, commentary from wine insiders, and occasional special offers from Snooth about trusted affiliates.

Thanks for signing up!

We won't ever sell your email address.
Preview a recent email.

Recent Forum PostsView all

Snooth Media Network