Old Vine Zinfandel
Owned by Helen & Charles Bacigalupi since 1948, this is a benchmark vineyard in Sonoma County and the Russian River Valley. The terrain ranges from gentle rolling hills to extreme hillsides. City Winery’s grapes are planted on hillside sites and are dry farmed. Zinfandel has become something of a cult grape in California among lovers of massive, teeth-staining red wines.
- Russian River valley, CA AVA
- Terroir: Rocky volcanic and sandy loam
- Unknown, filed selection by previous owner
- Trellising; Old head pruned system 70 plus years old vines. No rootstock, vines planted on its own roots.
WINE STYLE: Aromas of spice box and toast open up to powerful, ripe berry and plum flavors. Big & boisterous with lively acidity offset by an incredible density.
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