Edmeades Winery Zinfandel Mendocino Ridge Ciapusci Vineyard 2007
The tannins are soft and supple, but the acidity comes through with a bit more acid structure than in past vintages and stays with you till the cows come home. We always add a little Syrah and Petite Sirah for the mid palate, filling in the hole of the donut, but this year it is a little more pronounced in the flavors and aromas, hence the gamey and meatiness underneath all the mixed fruits.
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."
I perceived this to be very young, light and well-balanced red wine, with a very delicate floral bouquet. It smelled like a gorgeous subtle perfume that I was very tempted to dab on my wrists. I tasted notes of vanilla, rose, jasmine, musk and jammy wildberries. I haven't been able to stop thinking about this wine for about 3 months....positively spellbinding.
129 year old vines, spicey and peppery.
This tasted very green when I tried it. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.
A spice box of red fruit and chocolate, this medium-bodied wine’s intense berry flavor makes it the perfect match for lean cuts of meat. Serve this selection with garlic-rubbed fillet mignon and a red wine reduction with asparagus and browned shallots. Lean beef, though tender, needs a concentrated berry flavor to help with the lack of fat in the meat.
This is my new favorite obsession for under $25!!!!
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A barrel sample of the 2005 Zinfandel was a strong effort in a vintage where this grape did not fare well because of a lack of heat. This cuvée exhibits plenty of tar, black pepper, sweet and sour cherries, incense, herbs, and spice. Dark ruby-colored and medium-bodied with a hefty 15+% alcohol, it should drink well during its first 3-4 years of life.
A blend of 84.1% Zinfandel 9.2% Petite Sirah 4.9% Syrah 1.3% Grenache .3% Merlot and .1% Barbera. Winery notes- The tannins are soft and supple but the acidity comes through with a bit more acid structure than in past vintages and stays with you till the cows come home. We always add a little Syrah and Petite Sirah for the mid palate filling in the hole of the donut but this year it is a little more pronounced in the flavors and aromas hence the gamey and meatiness underneath all the mixed fruits.
Bring on the barbecue for this explosive, high-octane Zin. Ripe to the point of overripe, it shows flavors of blackberries, currants, cassis and raisins, liberally dusted with crushed black pepper and unsweetened cocoa. The bigtime tannins will cut through rich meats slathered in BBQ sauce.
Scents of sweet cherries and fresh crushed red berries lend this zin brightness, as does a floral character, like jasmine. The freshness of fruit develops and lengthens with air; a lean zin to serve with lamb stew.
When I drink this wine, I think of raspberry cobbler. Edmeades is a compilation of Zinfandel rounded out with a little Petit Sirah, Merlot, Syrah and Grenache. The partnerships between these varietals offers up medium to full bodied wine with a nose of raspberries, spice, cedar, salted apples and cherries with exploding flavors of bramble, raspberries, vanilla, tart cherries all leading to a stonefruit finish. It is a better representation of Zinfandel than other wines that are composed of 100% of the varietal. Drink now for immediate gratification or wait 3-5 years for a more complex hedonistic experience!
Ripe and zesty, with dark plum and licorice aromas and wild berry, toasty sage and cracked pepper flavors that finish with appealingly rustic tannins. Drink now through 2012.