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Lolonis Late Harvest Zinfandel 2003

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Tasting Notes: The grapes for this special wine are from the Ricetti Vineyards on benchlands overlooking Lake Mendocino and Redwood Valley. From the fruit of these more than 30 year old vines we have crafted a rich after-dinner wine with caramel and dried fruit notes reminiscent of tawny ports, yet never betraying its Zinfandel roots. Aged in French and American barrels. Vineyard Notes: Our family-owned vineyards are located in the heart of Redwood Valley, Mendocino and are certified organically grown (CCOF). In fact, Redwood Valley has the highest number per capita of organically farmed vineyards in the U.S. Organic farming began for us in the 1950s when Tryfon Lolonis's son Nick, then a student of enology at UC Davis, convinced his father to use beneficial predators (ladybugs) and cover crops to aid in keeping pests from the vines and in returning nutrients to the soil. Technical Notes: Appellation: Redwood Valley Bottled: June 03, 2006 pH : 4.09 TA : 0.62 RS: 7.136% Alcohol: 15.18% Aging: French and American oak Barrels Return to Lolonis wine list

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Lolonis Winery:
Welcome to Lolonis Winery! For over 20 years our family has been producing handcrafted, organically grown wines that epitomize Redwood Valley style: robust and intensely flavored, yet complex and long on the palate. Time to break out the springtime whites! Our white wines are perfect spring and summer sippers. Click here to see our lineup - which includes our new and amazing Viognier. Oh, and they won't stain your white trousers, either.

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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

A late harvest Zinfandel that is more complex in flavor than most, tasting of plum and berry jam, walnut, and spicy oak - nearly like a tawny port. It is full-bodied, medium sweet and very long on the finish. Enjoy this over the next two years. Can be served with many desserts.



Tasting Notes: The grapes for this special wine are from the Ricetti Vineyards on benchlands overlooking Lake Mendocino and Redwood Valley. From the fruit of these more than 30 year old vines we have crafted a rich after-dinner wine with caramel and dried fruit notes reminiscent of tawny ports, yet never betraying its Zinfandel roots. Aged in French and American barrels. Vineyard Notes: Our family-owned vineyards are located in the heart of Redwood Valley, Mendocino and are certified organically grown (CCOF). In fact, Redwood Valley has the highest number per capita of organically farmed vineyards in the U.S. Organic farming began for us in the 1950s when Tryfon Lolonis's son Nick, then a student of enology at UC Davis, convinced his father to use beneficial predators (ladybugs) and cover crops to aid in keeping pests from the vines and in returning nutrients to the soil. Technical Notes: Appellation: Redwood Valley Bottled: June 03, 2006 pH : 4.09 TA : 0.62 RS: 7.136% Alcohol: 15.18% Aging: French and American oak Barrels Return to Lolonis wine list

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