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Stryker Sonoma Zinfandel Alexander Valley Oz 2004

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Untitled Document 2004 "OZ" Zinfandel; Alexander ValleyClub Price $20.00 - Regular Price $25.00 Recently awarded a silver medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! In the heart of Alexander Valley, and clearly visible from the Stryker Sonoma tasting room, sits one of the valley's jewels. This jewel is a small zinfandel vineyard that was originally planted in 1896. The plot is farmed by our good friends and neighbors, the Osborn's. Old vineyards such as this, yield very little fruit and farming them makes little sense from a financial standpoint, rather it is an emotional decision by passionate people with a strong sense of history and a desire to share the fruits of their labor. A full bodied Zinfandel that is silky smooth and rich in flavor. Opens with aromas of spices, vanillin with hints of crème brulee and cigar box. Flavors of dark cherry, ripe raspberry and thick jammy plums highlighted by silky tannins that leave you wanting more. Enjoy now through 2009.

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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

Untitled Document 2004 "OZ" Zinfandel; Alexander ValleyClub Price $20.00 - Regular Price $25.00 Recently awarded a silver medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! In the heart of Alexander Valley, and clearly visible from the Stryker Sonoma tasting room, sits one of the valley's jewels. This jewel is a small zinfandel vineyard that was originally planted in 1896. The plot is farmed by our good friends and neighbors, the Osborn's. Old vineyards such as this, yield very little fruit and farming them makes little sense from a financial standpoint, rather it is an emotional decision by passionate people with a strong sense of history and a desire to share the fruits of their labor. A full bodied Zinfandel that is silky smooth and rich in flavor. Opens with aromas of spices, vanillin with hints of crème brulee and cigar box. Flavors of dark cherry, ripe raspberry and thick jammy plums highlighted by silky tannins that leave you wanting more. Enjoy now through 2009.

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