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Orpheus Wines 2014 Zinfandel

Orpheus Wines

2014 Zinfandel
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Sonoma County, CA


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Purchase Orpheus Wines 2014 Bacigalupi Vineyards Zinfandel by the case (12 bottles) and enjoy a VIP tasting for up to 8 wine lovers at the Orpheus Wines Tasting Room in Sonoma.
Tasting Notes:

Wine is a living, breathing entity. Like us, it evolves with time. Often you can experience a wine's evolution over years, or months, or hours. This one is intriquing! It kept me engaged as it changed over the course of writing these tasting notes. What a fascinating experience, and the following is how I captured its journey.

In the glass, the wine shows a deep red color. The nose reveals cranberry jam, dried lavender and toasted hazelnuts. The flavors are many; juicy cranberry and boysenberry, ripe plum, smoked fig and tart cherry. True to its varietal, it is spicy - star anise and black pepper. Pair this ever changing selection with our favorite curry dish or spicy barbeque.

Tasting Notes by Denise Cody, Chief Operating Angel
  • Grapes
    100% Zinfandel
  • Region
    Bacigalupi Vineyards, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    200 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now over the next year

Marc Krafft

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Zinfandel was sourced locally from the legendary Bacigalupi Family Vineyards
  • Fermented in small batches with 15% whole cluster, cold-soaked for 72 hours and extended maceration for 7 days
Winemaker Marc Krafft shares the story and winemaking philosophy behind Orpheus Wines.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Known as America's Heritage grape, this Zinfandel will pair beautifully with meat or vegetarian lasagna, seared ahi tuna, hearty soups and classic barbecue fare. Grab a bottle or two for your next dinner cruise or outdoor movie night!
About the Winery
Orpheus Wines Life's journey is sometimes circuitous, and for Orpheus Wines' owner and winemaker, that path started in Seattle while finalizing degrees in medical technology, biology and dance. Unsure how to move into the professional phase of his life, Marc Krafft took a long backpacking trip through Europe hoping for inspiration. Inspiration found him on a high speed train in France where he met an enthusiastic winemaker from Bordeaux Learn more