Stryker Sonoma Zinfandel Alexander Valley Oz 2005

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Untitled Document 2005 'OZ' Zinfandel; Alexander ValleyClub Price $20.00 - Regular Price $25.00 The key to good wine is good grapes and the ancient vines of the Osburn Vineyard, a stone's throw away from our winery, have been the source of the valley's most prestigious fruit for over 100 years.The 2005 vintage was a year memorable for its perfect climate, consistently warm but rarely torridly hot days. The lush fruit ripened slowly making the wine especially fragrant and nectarous. The wine emits a bouquet of violets, mint, and pepper. Notes of cocoa, blackberry, and nuts highlight this remarkably balanced wine, defined by its intriguing bouquet, distinctive savor, and sustained finish, a perfect complement to any red meat dish from rib-eye steaks to prime rib and pork ribs…Try our Zin from the ‘land of Oz,' where great grapes beneath sunny skies make great wines.

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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 2005 'OZ' Zinfandel; Alexander ValleyClub Price $20.00 - Regular Price $25.00 The key to good wine is good grapes and the ancient vines of the Osburn Vineyard, a stone's throw away from our winery, have been the source of the valley's most prestigious fruit for over 100 years.The 2005 vintage was a year memorable for its perfect climate, consistently warm but rarely torridly hot days. The lush fruit ripened slowly making the wine especially fragrant and nectarous. The wine emits a bouquet of violets, mint, and pepper. Notes of cocoa, blackberry, and nuts highlight this remarkably balanced wine, defined by its intriguing bouquet, distinctive savor, and sustained finish, a perfect complement to any red meat dish from rib-eye steaks to prime rib and pork ribs…Try our Zin from the ‘land of Oz,' where great grapes beneath sunny skies make great wines.

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