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Bliss Family Vineyards

Zinfandel



ZINFANDEL FROM CALIFORNIEN


Zinfandel with aromas of pomegranate red berry and chinese 5 spice. This wine has a great entry of sweet cranberry and red fruit flavors with hints of pepper in the mid palate followed by a long raspberry finish. 


ZINFANDEL FRA CALIFORNIEN


Zinfandel med aromaer af granatæble rød bær og kinesisk 5 krydderier. Denne vin har en fantastisk indgang med søde tranebær og røde frugtsmag med antydninger af peber i midten af ganen efterfulgt af en lang hindbærfinish.


FACTS


Country: USA

Region: California, Mendocino

Winery: Bliss Family Vineyards

Year: 2016

Type: Red

Grapes: Zinfandel

Alcohol: 13,5%

Aging: Stainless steel tanks & Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


ABOUT THE WINERY


BLISS FAMILY VINEYARDS


Brutocao started with Irv Bliss, a farmer in Sonoma in the early 1930s, who dreamed of having a vineyard up north in Mendocino, which he considered most suitable for viticulture. In 1943, the opportunity came when a 180-acre vineyard he had previously looked longingly at, came for sale. After 35 years of hard work, his son-in-law Leonardo Brutocao took over in the late 70s. In 1991, a brand new winery was built, and his three sons joined the operation and specialized themselves in field work, vinification and marketing.


Bliss begyndte med Irv Bliss, der var farmer i Sonoma først i 1930-erne og drømte om at få en vingård nordpå i Mendocino, som han mente mest velegnet til vindyrkning. I 1943 kom muligheden, da en 180 hektar vingård, han tidligere havde set længselsfuldt på, kom til salg. Efter 35 års hårdt arbejde overtog hans svigersøn Leonardo Brutocao i slutningen af 70-erne. I 1991 blev et helt nyt vineri bygget, og hans tre sønner indgik i driften og specialiserede sig i hhv. markarbejde, vinifikation og afsætning.


General grape descriptions



Zinfandel


A fruit-forward-yet-bold red that’s loved for its red fruit flavors and smoky exotic spice notes. Originally from Croatia and related to top Croatian grape, Plavic Mali.

By the middle of the 19th century a vine variously called Zinfandel and Zinfandal had established itself in northern California and was prized for its productivity. A visiting French winemaker even pronounced that its wine was ‘like a good French claret’. It thrived in the warm climate, was beloved by the thousands who shipped grapes east from California to make wine at home during Prohibition, and was the most planted dark-skinned grape variety of the West Coast until usurped by the more glamorous and, significantly, more obviously French, Cabernet Sauvignon in the second half of the 20th century.