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Stryker Sonoma Russian River Zinfandel Old Vines 2005

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Untitled Document 2005 "Old Vine Zinfandel; Russian River ValleyClub Price $22.40 - Regular Price $28.00 "Wine grape" farmers want their best fruit in the hands of the top winemakers hoping that great wines will result from their year-long effort in the vineyards. Over the course of our history, it appears we have proven that the some of Sonoma County's finest grapes deserve a home here at Stryker Sonoma. This Zinfandel was assembled from Alegria Vineyard, who's owners Bill and Betsy Nachbauer define the word ‘meticulous precision' when it comes to their farming practice.On the nose, old vine fruit shines through with complex flavors of cherries, black plums, and licorice. The palate is rich and concentrated and is nicely framed with a hint of sweet toasty oak. Although this wine is big-bodied, the smooth tannins make a soft, balanced and fabulous finish!Wonderful alone, or with grilled vegetables, chicken or ribs.

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Winery: Stryker Sonoma  
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Stryker Sonoma:
The wine style of Stryker Sonoma is guided by a youthful enthusiasm and tireless dedication to the pursuit of quality and pleasure. We are a fun-loving group with a slightly irreverent attitude with respect to the traditional methods of producing and marketing wine. We go to considerable expense to grow and produce pure, balanced wines that are fully extracted, rich in complexity and exude dept... Read more
The wine style of Stryker Sonoma is guided by a youthful enthusiasm and tireless dedication to the pursuit of quality and pleasure. We are a fun-loving group with a slightly irreverent attitude with respect to the traditional methods of producing and marketing wine. We go to considerable expense to grow and produce pure, balanced wines that are fully extracted, rich in complexity and exude depth of character. These wines are enjoyable in their youth, but also reward those with patience. The wines of Stryker Sonoma are truly handcrafted, making use of both old-world traditional methods and the judicious integration of modern tools designed to allow for gentler handling of both fruit and wine. Our approach is sometimes risky, but the resulting bold, forward style is what we like to drink and we have found a growing following that also appreciates these wines. Our philosophy is reflected in the design of our winery and approach to winemaking. Bold but thoughtful. A blend of traditional and modern. Efficient, but lively and spirited. Our wines, we hope, embody our hard work, attention to detail and the joy we take in making them. The focus of our winemaking efforts is centered around the Cabernet family of varietals. Nonetheless, we also have a keen interest in Zinfandel and Chardonnay. Our annual production is roughly 7,000 cases, consisting of many small lots averaging in size from 200 to 400 cases each. Most of our annual production is sold directly to consumers from the winery’s tasting room and through our mailing list and website. We are all a bit free-spirited and Bohemian by nature. Conventional rules, devoid of understanding or heart, hold no appeal for us. Guided by youthful enthusiasm and tireless dedication, we produce balanced wines high in quality, rich in fruit, and deep in character. Tasting Room Tasting Room is open 10:30am to 5:00pm daily without a reservation. Read less

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Snooth User: mercury5000
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06/10/2008

Four glasses



Untitled Document 2005 "Old Vine Zinfandel; Russian River ValleyClub Price $22.40 - Regular Price $28.00 "Wine grape" farmers want their best fruit in the hands of the top winemakers hoping that great wines will result from their year-long effort in the vineyards. Over the course of our history, it appears we have proven that the some of Sonoma County's finest grapes deserve a home here at Stryker Sonoma. This Zinfandel was assembled from Alegria Vineyard, who's owners Bill and Betsy Nachbauer define the word ‘meticulous precision' when it comes to their farming practice.On the nose, old vine fruit shines through with complex flavors of cherries, black plums, and licorice. The palate is rich and concentrated and is nicely framed with a hint of sweet toasty oak. Although this wine is big-bodied, the smooth tannins make a soft, balanced and fabulous finish!Wonderful alone, or with grilled vegetables, chicken or ribs.

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