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HEITZ CELLARS INK GRANDE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL

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HEITZ CELLARS INK GRANDE VINEYARD ZINFANDELCork

Incredible Californian Zinfandel!

Napa Valley, California
2012
14.5% ABV.
100% Zinfandel
75cl

£30.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

The wine is fresh and lively, as well as impeccably balanced. The zesty aroma sets the stage for the supple elegance of this appealing Zinfandel. True to varietal character, there are hints of raspberry and black cherry lightly layered with sweet anise and a dash of black pepper. 

About the wine: 

The Heitz Cellars Ink Grande Zinfandel undergoes 2 years ageing in 100% French oak barrels. 

About the producer:

Founded by pioneering Napa growers Joe and Alice Heitz in 1961, the estate is now run by daughter Kathleen Heitz-Myers and is in finer fettle than ever before. Joe and Alice helped Heitz grow into cult status and along the way championed the cause of Cabernet grown in the Napa valley.

Its flagship has always been the Martha's vineyard, the first vintage of which was 1966. They are truly the old world of the New World. As well as producing wine from this exemplary plot of vines Heitz also make the fine Bella Oaks and Trailside single vineyard cuvees in addition to a Cabernet blend from the Rutherford part of Napa, as well as some excellent Chardonnay and Zinfandel.

Top quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is used which is vinified in steel tanks, aged in large wood barrels for a year, followed by two and a half years in oak barriques. The wine is grown and made in the vineyard and whilst the family employ some of the most up to date technology there is, including satellite-based tracking of each individual vine, this only serves to enhance what nature gives them.

Far from being concocted "trophy" wines, these, above all, are designed to be highly drinkable and to give great pleasure. They are classic Napa Cabernets of great pedigree and sophistication.

Food match:

The Heitz Cellars Zinfandel is the perfect match for a good bloody steak, grilled meat, BBQ's and some hard cheeses.

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