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2009 Caymus Zinfandel

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Although Caymus Vineyards is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon, the Wagner family also produces a small amount of Zinfandel, which was a favorite of Caymus' Charlie Wagner. In many ways, Zinfandel is a quintessential California wine. It was one of the early varieties to be planted in Northern California by immigrants from Europe. Limited production.

About This Wine:
We get our grapes from some exceptional vineyards in the Napa Valley. Our primary site is Butala Vineyard in St. Helena, where brothers Al and Ernie Butala grow old, crown-pruned vines on highly-graveled soil. Also included in the blend is some Petite Sirah, a traditional blending partner to Zinfandel. The wine lots were aged separately in a combination of French barrels, over 70 percent of them seasoned rather than new to maintain the dominance of the fruit.
Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2009
Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Zinfandel
Alcohol %: 15.5
Tasting Notes:

A deep, purplish-red color, this vintage offers a rich raspberry aroma which includes ripeness and rustic qualities. Abundant black cherry and plum are full, forward and richly-flavored, with the zinfandelís high acidity balanced by fruit.
Winemaker Notes:
Chuck Wagner
Food Pairing:
BBQ Short Ribs