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Tonti Family Wines 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel

Tonti Family Wines

2012 Old Vine Zinfandel
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA


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With the purchase of a case (12 bottles) or more, receive all bottles personally autographed by founder, Peter Tonti.
Tasting Notes:

Many Zinfandels are termed "Old Vine" for marketing appeal. While a 25 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vine is deemed old, 25 years is considered quite young by Zinfandel standards. This Zinfandel is truly "old vine", planted 116 years ago and well cultivated during that time. It produces less fruit than younger plants but the small intense berries are ideal for opulent and concentrated flavors.

In the glass, the wine's appearance is rich like red velvet. The nose has pleasing aromas of black cherry, plum, anise, dried figs and herbs, along with hints of toffee. A lively palate starts with ripe black fruits, boysenberry and clove. The flavors are numerous and satisfying as they continue with cola, bramble, leather and black tea. The finish is spicy, but not jammy, and finishes clean with medium tannins.

Tasting notes by Denise Cody, Cellar Angels Chief Operating Angel
  • Grapes
    100% Old Vine Zinfandel
  • Region
    Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    350 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now through 2019
Peter Tonti
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Produced from 116 year-old vines
  • Head trained (or spur pruning) and trimmed
  • Dry farmed
  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentation
  • Gold Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition – February 2015
  • 92pts by, Anthony Dias Blue –Chicago - February 2015
  • Gold Medal Award of Excellence – Beverage Testing Institute – Chicago - February 2015
  • Gold Medal Orange County Wine Society – June 2015
Learn more about  Tonti Family Wines' Old Vine Zinfandel vineyard on our blog site, The Daily Flight.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Zinfandel is happiest when paired with any meat. Consider beef, Italian sausage, spare ribs, brisket, venison, poultry and game fowl, especially when served with a heavier sauce. Unconventionally, try pairing with turkey, duck, quail, pheasant, chicken, seafood stews and soups, as well as seared or grilled fish. Cheese is always a good and synergistic pairing with wine. Enjoy with Parmesan, aged Cheddar, aged Gouda, and Asiago. Seasonings that will enhance the food and wine experience with this Zinfandel include black pepper, basil, thyme, Italian parsley, bay leaf and fennel. Enjoy!
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