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Chiarello Family Vineyards Giana Zinfandel

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(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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  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/03
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03