Sutter Home Fre White Zinfandel 2008

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The Sutter Home Reserve White Zinfandel is beautifully crafted at Sutter Home’s Napa Valley winery, located just south of Saint Helena. After harvesting and crushing the Zinfandel grapes, the juice is left on skin contact for 24 hours to enhance flavor and color. Our winemaker uses 100% free run juice from the Zinfandel and then cold ferments with Prise de Mousse to enhance and preserve fruit characters. Arrested fermentation is then employed to enhance body and mouth-feel.

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Sutter Home Winery:
The history of Sutter Home Winery dates back to the late 1800's, when a Swiss-German immigrant named John Thomann established a small winery and distillery in the heart of California's Napa Valley. Although much has changed for the Trincheros and Sutter Home, the motto and philosophy originated by their father more than a half-century ago remains the same: "A great product for a fair price." Af... Read more
The history of Sutter Home Winery dates back to the late 1800's, when a Swiss-German immigrant named John Thomann established a small winery and distillery in the heart of California's Napa Valley. Although much has changed for the Trincheros and Sutter Home, the motto and philosophy originated by their father more than a half-century ago remains the same: "A great product for a fair price." After resurrecting Sutter Home in 1948, the Trincheros struggled to keep the family winery afloat, imbuing it with the values of hard work, ingenuity, humility and integrity that have characterized them ever since. Each member of the family played a vital role in keeping the business running: Mother Mary Trinchero kept the books, younger children Vera and Roger helped on the bottling line, while older brother Bob assisted his dad, Mario, and uncle John in cleaning out tanks and barrels. The family's cohesion kept Sutter Home together and eventually made it the success it is today. With its creation of White Zinfandel in the early 1970s and the introduction of high-quality, affordably priced varietal wines during the 1980s and '90s, Sutter Home became a household name and the second largest, independent family-run winery in the U.S. Read less
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Snooth User: tdziel
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2.50 5
04/21/2012

Two and a half glasses



Tasting Notes:

When Bob Trinchero first created White Zinfandel in the Sutter Home Winery in the 1970s, the wine was a delicate balance of sweetness and acidity. This combination creates the deliciously refreshing White Zinfandel that we all know and love today. Premier Napa Valley grapes give this White Zinfandel the distinctive characters that can only come from California’s most prestigious winemaking location. The wine is off-dry wine and refreshing with delicate flavors of strawberries and sweet ripe melon. Try pairing it with any food with a light spice, such as Thai or Latin.

The Sutter Home Reserve White Zinfandel is beautifully crafted at Sutter Home’s Napa Valley winery, located just south of Saint Helena. After harvesting and crushing the Zinfandel grapes, the juice is left on skin contact for 24 hours to enhance flavor and color. Our winemaker uses 100% free run juice from the Zinfandel and then cold ferments with Prise de Mousse to enhance and preserve fruit characters. Arrested fermentation is then employed to enhance body and mouth-feel.

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