2003 Chiarello Family Vineyards Giana Zinfandel
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
2003 Chiarello Family Vineyards Giana Zinfandel

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of brown sugar, potpourri, white pepper and plums. Flavors of simple red berries, red cherries and red raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannins, medium body.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 Vintage) As many of you know, I call Zinfandel the "golden retriever" of reds, as it loves almost all food and all palates. The 2004 Giana Zinfandel boasts a deep fruit core, a wonderful sweetness and richness, notes of plums, black cherries, raspberries, cocoa and licorice. And for the first time, it has a gentle kiss of Petite Sirah, allowing it to "ride higher in the saddle." With only 475 cases made, its a sure sellout by late summer. Try it with barbeque, ribs or "south of the border" spicy dishes! Michael Chiarello & Thomas Brown Owner & Winemaker Vintage: read more... 2004 Release Date: April 2006 Appellation: St. Helena District of Napa Valley Blend: 99% Zinfandel, 1% Petite Sirah Harvest: Harvested by hand in September, 2004 Barrel Aging: 16 months in French Oak (25% new) Vineyard location: Estate Grown, Single Vineyard Zinfandel, 101-14 rootstock grafted to Rafanelli in gravelly loam soil. Alcohol: 15.8 % Production: 475 Cases Price: $30/bottle -- $360/case (hide)

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Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03