Confluence Zinfandel/Syrah Blend 2005

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Awards Accolades: About This Wine: The growing and production of varietal wines has been Alderbrook’s focus since the winery’s founding in 1981. Having made wonderful varietally labeled wines for over 20 years it is exciting to share with you this new endeavor. Confluence is the result of the harmonious blending of two varietals we feel quite passionate about; Zinfandel and Syrah. The wine is bold and aromatic, displaying simultaneously the bright red fruit tones of Zinfandel and the deeper, smoky notes associated with Syrah. The structure is firm but round with a mouth-filling finish.<br/><br/> About The Winery: Gathering at the table has always been at the heart of the Terlato family. From my childhood, I can remember dinners and evening gatherings with friends and family, laughing and enjoying each other's company with Verdi or Puccini playing in the background. Of course, there was plenty of good wine, well prepared food and lively conversation.<br/><br/> Now when we gather with my sons John and Bill and their children, we can enjoy the wines that we market and the wines we produce. Rutherford Hill, Chimney Rock, Sanford, Alderbrook, and our namesake label Terlato Family Vineyards, are wines made to be worthy of the moments of your life-carefully crafted, using sustainable farming techniques and always a pleasure.<br/><br/> We are the Terlato family and our commitment is to quality wines that you can share with your friends and family, as you take the time to gather around the table as we do- enjoying quality wine, carefully prepared food, good conversation and each others company.<br/><br/> Enjoy,<br/><br/> <em>Anthony Terlato and family</em><br/><br/> About The Winemaker: <strong>Bryan Parker</strong> joined Terlato Wine Group in June 2003, and is the winemaker for Alderbrook Winery, reporting directly to Doug Fletcher. Parker came to Alderbrook Winery from Pine Ridge Winery in Napa Valley, where he was assistant winemaker for two years.<br/><br/> A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in chemistry, Parker earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, and also studied viticulture and enology extensively at UC Davis.<br/><br/> Along with a foundation of technical and scientific expertise, Bryan brings a powerful intellectual curiosity and a passion for making great wine, Fletcher says. We’re fortunate to have him working with us.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 14.8%<br/><br/> <strong>Vintage:</strong> 2005<br/><br/> <strong>Varietal:</strong> 60% Zinfandel 40% Syrah<br/><br/> <strong>Appellation:</strong> Dry Creek Va;;ey<br/><br/> <strong>Fermentation Time:</strong> 13 days average, pressed at dryness<br/><br/> <strong>Length/Type of Aging:</strong> 15 months in French Oak (30% new)<br/><br/>

Region: USA

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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Awards Accolades: About This Wine: The growing and production of varietal wines has been Alderbrook’s focus since the winery’s founding in 1981. Having made wonderful varietally labeled wines for over 20 years it is exciting to share with you this new endeavor. Confluence is the result of the harmonious blending of two varietals we feel quite passionate about; Zinfandel and Syrah. The wine is bold and aromatic, displaying simultaneously the bright red fruit tones of Zinfandel and the deeper, smoky notes associated with Syrah. The structure is firm but round with a mouth-filling finish.<br/><br/> About The Winery: Gathering at the table has always been at the heart of the Terlato family. From my childhood, I can remember dinners and evening gatherings with friends and family, laughing and enjoying each other's company with Verdi or Puccini playing in the background. Of course, there was plenty of good wine, well prepared food and lively conversation.<br/><br/> Now when we gather with my sons John and Bill and their children, we can enjoy the wines that we market and the wines we produce. Rutherford Hill, Chimney Rock, Sanford, Alderbrook, and our namesake label Terlato Family Vineyards, are wines made to be worthy of the moments of your life-carefully crafted, using sustainable farming techniques and always a pleasure.<br/><br/> We are the Terlato family and our commitment is to quality wines that you can share with your friends and family, as you take the time to gather around the table as we do- enjoying quality wine, carefully prepared food, good conversation and each others company.<br/><br/> Enjoy,<br/><br/> <em>Anthony Terlato and family</em><br/><br/> About The Winemaker: <strong>Bryan Parker</strong> joined Terlato Wine Group in June 2003, and is the winemaker for Alderbrook Winery, reporting directly to Doug Fletcher. Parker came to Alderbrook Winery from Pine Ridge Winery in Napa Valley, where he was assistant winemaker for two years.<br/><br/> A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in chemistry, Parker earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, and also studied viticulture and enology extensively at UC Davis.<br/><br/> Along with a foundation of technical and scientific expertise, Bryan brings a powerful intellectual curiosity and a passion for making great wine, Fletcher says. We’re fortunate to have him working with us.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 14.8%<br/><br/> <strong>Vintage:</strong> 2005<br/><br/> <strong>Varietal:</strong> 60% Zinfandel 40% Syrah<br/><br/> <strong>Appellation:</strong> Dry Creek Va;;ey<br/><br/> <strong>Fermentation Time:</strong> 13 days average, pressed at dryness<br/><br/> <strong>Length/Type of Aging:</strong> 15 months in French Oak (30% new)<br/><br/>

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