2014 VALDEZ “ST PETER’S CHURCH VINEYARD” ZINFANDEL
There are many different interpretations of Zinfandel produced in California, ranging from intensely jammy, to those that have a brawny build and concentrated core, to a pure, supple and well-balanced style. This remarkable single-vineyard Zin from Valdez falls in the brawny, well-built category with a deep and concentrated core of fruit, unending depth and escalating persistence. What makes this Zin extra-special is that it also attracts some of the best attributes of the other styles of Zin. It has just enough intense jammy fruit to let you know it’s classic Old Vine Zinfandel and a purity of flavors and balance reflecting the talented family that produced it. The Valdez family are some California’s most sought after wine growers, having farmed for Aubert, Kistler, Paul Hobbs and others. Their St. Peter’s Church Zinfandel is simply one of the best Zin’s produced in California, which is why their 2013 earned a spot on my top 5 wines of the year list in 2018…
Arising from a 5 acre vineyard in Alexander Valley that’s planted to nearly century old vines, this wine exhibits all the qualities that I look for in Old Vine Zinfandel. Rosenblum fans might also recognize this vineyard from single-vineyard Zinfandels that they produced in the 1990’s. Carved from one of Sonoma Counties greatest vintages, this exemplary ancient vine Zinfandel is a must-have.
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