Kenneth Volk Zinfandel Lime Kiln Valley Enz Vineyard 2009
"This elegant, garnet-colored wine is medium bodied and has aromas of ripe plum and raspberry, cracked pepper corns, black licorice and confectionary spice. On the palate, this wine is rich without being heavy with flavors of blackberry, cherry and sarsaparilla. Our 2009 Zinfandel is a versatile wine and can be enjoyed with grilled and barbecued meats and vegetables or hearty red sauced pastas. This wine was awarded Double Gold, Best in Region and Best in State at the 2012 California State fair.The Enz Vineyard is located in Lime Kiln Valley, an American Viticulture Area. Lime Kiln Valley is located in the rugged Gavilan Mountains in San Benito County, twenty four miles east of Monterey Bay and directly adjacent to the San Andreas Fault. The geology of Lime Kiln Valley is truly unique. The tectonic activity of the San Andreas Fault pushed and tilted former horizontal beds of marine limestone to vertical columns protruding from the steep granite mountain sides that shape the valley. The vineyards are planted on the rolling terraces at the base of the mountains. They have deep top soils of decomposed granite which overlay granite and limestone bedrock. At the end of the 19th century, this historic valley was home to several hundred residents who were involved with the mining and kilning of limestone for the production of quicklime. The quicklime was in great demand for the construction of San Francisco and Santa Clara." -Winery
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Originally planted in 1895, this head trained, dry farmed vineyard continues to flourish, producing delicious aromatic wines.
Winemaker's Notes - Lime Kiln Valley is one of the oldest but least known American Viticultural Areas in California. Adjacent to the San Andreas Fault, the Enz Vineyard is in the rugged Gavilan Mountains located 24 miles east of Monterey Bay. Lime Kiln Valley supported an active lime quarry which produced quicklime for much of the mortar and construction of San Francisco in the late 1800 s. Originally planted in 1895, this head trained, dry farmed vineyard continues to flourish, producing delicious aromatic wines.
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