14 Ratings
Chiarello Family Vineyards Giana Zinfandel

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) At first it was very fruit forward, very jammy. The aromas of brambleberry are amazing after it opened up. Vanilla and berry on the palate, still one of our favorite zins.

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)

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