Neptune City Liquors USD 15.99 750ml

Pietra Santa Zinfandel Cienega Valley 2006

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Our Zinfandel is produced from fifty-year old vines on a neighboring vineyard as well as grapes from our own estate including a treasured block planted in 1905. After fermentation, the wine undergoes extended maceration prior to aging for more than 2 years in French and American oak barrels. This bold and earthy Zinfandel tastes of ripe cherries and plums with compliments of toasty oak. It is well balanced with a persistent finish of black pepper and sage.

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Pietra Santa Winery:
The Winery Pietra Santa and its History Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils. Pietra Santa is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allo... Read more
The Winery Pietra Santa and its History Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines and olive oils in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to winegrapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils. Pietra Santa is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allow for a long growing season. The estate’s location on the San Andreas Fault creates soils rich with granite and limestone that naturally lower yields and add distinctive flavors to the wines. The winery was named PIETRA SANTA, Italian for SACRED STONE, in honor of these exceptional soils. In 2005, the property was purchased by the Blackburns, a family dedicated to preserving and building upon this magnificent winemaking history. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: ttutony
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3.50 5
12/31/2009

Big plummy fruit. Full body. Firm tannins.


Snooth User: Diderot
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3.00 5
12/22/2008

This is a vegetally-inflected Zin that came highly recommended by strangers. With food the vegetal qualities seemed less pronounced but after having really enjoyed the Pietra Santa Merlot, I found this disappointing despite its relatively low price. I can get a Dry Creek Heritage or Quivira Zin where I am for just a little more money and not experience the same green taste.



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Our Zinfandel is produced from fifty-year old vines on a neighboring vineyard as well as grapes from our own estate including a treasured block planted in 1905. After fermentation, the wine undergoes extended maceration prior to aging for more than 2 years in French and American oak barrels. This bold and earthy Zinfandel tastes of ripe cherries and plums with compliments of toasty oak. It is well balanced with a persistent finish of black pepper and sage.

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