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Scotto Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

Scotto Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel 2016

£11.80

This wine is drinking beautifully, with initial flavours of rich, ripe plums and dark chocolate, followed by vanilla and spice. The racy nose has black cherry and pepper with a hint of herbs. This medium bodied, well balanced wine pairs well with red meats and game, roasted or from the grill, as well as spicy sandwiches. The acidity cuts through...


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Ridge Estate Merlot
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Ridge Estate Merlot

Ridge Estate Merlot

£45.65

2014 Vintage Ruby colour with ripe cherry notes. Toasted oak and clove spice. Rounded tannins and sweet oak. Lengthy finish.  21 months ageing in American oak. Developing wonderfully, will age for the next 10 years.  92 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media   Drink now or Keep Meatballs, Sausages, Lamb Dry Medium to Full Bodied Dark Berry ...

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The naysayers grew so vocal that Dr. Donald Edmeades dragged some old redwood planks out from behind the barn, found some red paint, and christened his vineyard with a sign out on Highway 128: \"Edmeades' Folly.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"When we first planted up there, people said we were nuts,\" said Deron Edmeades, son of the Pasadena cardiologist who founded the winery and vineyards. Nearly four decades later, nobody is laughing at Anderson Valley wines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDr. Edmeades and his family made Edmeades wine the standard-bearer on the Mendocino County fine wine frontier. Yet Edmeades was not the first grape grower in the region--far from it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring the Gold Rush, most miners struck anything but gold. Many of them turned to the soil in search of a less romantic living. 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On the dude ranch where they stayed, Edmeades asked the owner about buying 108 acres of grazing and orchard land.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEdmeades became the first modern-day grape grower in Anderson Valley in 1963 when he planted 24 acres on his new land near Philo, his son recalls.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe family supplied other wineries, such as Seghesio and Parducci, for almost a decade. The first award-winning Anderson Valley wine was the product of another winery made from Edmeades fruit. That Cabernet Sauvignon collected a Silver Medal at the Los Angeles County Fair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1972, the family founded the winery and launched its own brand. That same year, Dr. Edmeades and his wife died of cancer within three months of each other. Son Deron took over and completed the first vintage.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThus began what many consider the classic era of early Edmeades. The wine gained a cult following with specialties such as Rain wine, Whale wine, Opal and Queen Anne's Lace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"There were some pretty good wines, and some serious dogs too,\" Deron said.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStill other wines were unforgettable. Their foundations were the aged vineyards of those old Italian families who first planted large-scale vineyards in Mendocino. Some of them, like Perli, Piffero, and Ciapusci, still supply grapes to renowned Edmeades Zinfandels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Those old Italian vineyards with no water, there was nothing like them,\" remembers Earlene Merriman-Wiley, who, with her husband, went into partnership with Deron and his sister. \"It was a funky, warm and cozy atmosphere. Not often do you see the owner of a winery living at the winery; and he's the guy who gets up at 4 a.m. to turn the sprinklers on when there's a frost warning.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen the owners sold Edmeades in 1988 to Jess Jackson, Jackson retooled the winery and replanted vineyards.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSince that year, Edmeades has set the wine world ablaze. We've averaged 10 Gold Medals a year at major competitions from 1994 through 2004. During the same period, Edmeades claimed 57 critical ratings of 90 points or better, growing from just two in 1994.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll the while, Zinfandel set the pace, accounting for two-thirds of both Gold Medals and 90-plus scores.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe story of Edmeades, in the end, is written in the wine. Deron Edmeades, now a salesman in Oregon, still takes a little vicarious pride in setting a wine legend in motion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Going into that valley and starting it all back then, it's still one of the things in life that's a great experience,\" he remembers.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2019-03-01T10:31:27+00:00","created_at":"2019-02-05T12:24:31+00:00","vendor":"Christopher Piper Wines","type":"Food, Beverages \u0026 Tobacco \u003e Beverages","tags":["California Central Coast Region - USA (Red Wine)","Digital Goods VAT Tax"],"price":1967,"price_min":1967,"price_max":1967,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":19614925586520,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Zinfandel Edmeades 2016 Mendocino County California","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1967,"weight":1000,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0043\/0066\/9016\/products\/A110914_a80ee1a6-3b66-41be-a321-7f0b6e73b041.jpg?v=1549637396"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0043\/0066\/9016\/products\/A110914_a80ee1a6-3b66-41be-a321-7f0b6e73b041.jpg?v=1549637396","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Zinfandel 2014 Anderson Valley Mendocino County California","id":932588978264,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":200,"width":200,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0043\/0066\/9016\/products\/A110914_a80ee1a6-3b66-41be-a321-7f0b6e73b041.jpg?v=1569099469"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":200,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0043\/0066\/9016\/products\/A110914_a80ee1a6-3b66-41be-a321-7f0b6e73b041.jpg?v=1569099469","width":200}],"content":"\u003cp\u003eThis years tannins are soft and supple, the cherry fruit is vivacious, and the addition of Petite Sirah and Syrah adds a nice rural feel with earthy notes and some nice structure. Aging the wine should help it evolve into a nicely layered and complex Zinfandel, with toast and smokiness from the oak picking up in intensity.? -David Ready, Jr., Winemaker\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe first row of vines were barely in the ground when the neighbors began lining up to lean on their shovels and scoff.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrapes in Anderson Valley Nobody could make it work, they insisted. The naysayers grew so vocal that Dr. Donald Edmeades dragged some old redwood planks out from behind the barn, found some red paint, and christened his vineyard with a sign out on Highway 128: \"Edmeades' Folly.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"When we first planted up there, people said we were nuts,\" said Deron Edmeades, son of the Pasadena cardiologist who founded the winery and vineyards. Nearly four decades later, nobody is laughing at Anderson Valley wines.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDr. Edmeades and his family made Edmeades wine the standard-bearer on the Mendocino County fine wine frontier. Yet Edmeades was not the first grape grower in the region--far from it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring the Gold Rush, most miners struck anything but gold. Many of them turned to the soil in search of a less romantic living. A Kentucky native named Samuel Orr gets credit for planting the first Mendocino County vineyard north of Ukiah in Reeves Canyon.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe industry gained momentum when Italians and Swiss-Italians planted the hillsides and valleys throughout much of the North Coast in the late 1800s. The Tuscan and Umbrian immigrants favored their beloved Zinfandel, Muscat, Malvasia and Palomino.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut the county was nowhere on the map of commercial winemaking when the Edmeades family began vacationing there during the 1950s. Dr. Edmeades fell in love with the area. On the dude ranch where they stayed, Edmeades asked the owner about buying 108 acres of grazing and orchard land.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEdmeades became the first modern-day grape grower in Anderson Valley in 1963 when he planted 24 acres on his new land near Philo, his son recalls.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe family supplied other wineries, such as Seghesio and Parducci, for almost a decade. The first award-winning Anderson Valley wine was the product of another winery made from Edmeades fruit. That Cabernet Sauvignon collected a Silver Medal at the Los Angeles County Fair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1972, the family founded the winery and launched its own brand. That same year, Dr. Edmeades and his wife died of cancer within three months of each other. Son Deron took over and completed the first vintage.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThus began what many consider the classic era of early Edmeades. The wine gained a cult following with specialties such as Rain wine, Whale wine, Opal and Queen Anne's Lace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"There were some pretty good wines, and some serious dogs too,\" Deron said.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStill other wines were unforgettable. Their foundations were the aged vineyards of those old Italian families who first planted large-scale vineyards in Mendocino. Some of them, like Perli, Piffero, and Ciapusci, still supply grapes to renowned Edmeades Zinfandels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Those old Italian vineyards with no water, there was nothing like them,\" remembers Earlene Merriman-Wiley, who, with her husband, went into partnership with Deron and his sister. \"It was a funky, warm and cozy atmosphere. Not often do you see the owner of a winery living at the winery; and he's the guy who gets up at 4 a.m. to turn the sprinklers on when there's a frost warning.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen the owners sold Edmeades in 1988 to Jess Jackson, Jackson retooled the winery and replanted vineyards.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSince that year, Edmeades has set the wine world ablaze. We've averaged 10 Gold Medals a year at major competitions from 1994 through 2004. During the same period, Edmeades claimed 57 critical ratings of 90 points or better, growing from just two in 1994.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll the while, Zinfandel set the pace, accounting for two-thirds of both Gold Medals and 90-plus scores.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe story of Edmeades, in the end, is written in the wine. Deron Edmeades, now a salesman in Oregon, still takes a little vicarious pride in setting a wine legend in motion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Going into that valley and starting it all back then, it's still one of the things in life that's a great experience,\" he remembers.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
Zinfandel 2014 Anderson Valley Mendocino County California

Zinfandel Edmeades 2016 Mendocino County California

£19.67

This years tannins are soft and supple, the cherry fruit is vivacious, and the addition of Petite Sirah and Syrah adds a nice rural feel with earthy notes and some nice structure. Aging the wine should help it evolve into a nicely layered and complex Zinfandel, with toast and smokiness from the oak picking up in intensity.? -David Ready, Jr., Wi...


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Before founding Cafaro Cellars in 1986, he made wine at several small wineries in the Napa Valley (Chappellet, Keenan, Acacia, Robert Sinskey, Oakville Ranch Vineyard and Dalla Valle) and remains a consulting winemaker today at Emilio's Terrace.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHaving worked in the Napa Valley for over 33 years, Joe learned that having control over the grapes makes a huge difference in the ultimate quality of the wines. He now has a hillside vineyard that gives him that outstanding quality. His winemaking is traditional in form and modern in execution. He pumps the fermenting juice over the cap to extract the most from the fruit, ferments in stainless steel to control temperature and ages the young wines in small French and American oak barrels for two years, followed by an additional year in the bottle prior to release. 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Half Bottle: Merlot 2014 Shafer Vineyard

Half Bottle: Merlot 2014 Shafer Vineyard

£29.75

This Merlot is very well balanced and very accessible now. The flavours and aromas are forward and ripe without being overpowering – a wine that goes with food. There is also a touch of cedar from the oak barrels. The combination of structure, depth and richness makes this 2014 Merlot drinkable now but it could easily age if you can wait. Joe Ca...


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{"id":4602054967384,"title":"Half Bottle: Geyserville 2015 Ridge","handle":"half-bottle-geyserville-2015-ridge","description":"Winemaker tasting notes:-\u003cbr\u003eSaturated Ruby red colour. Intense dark berry fruits, gravel earth, black liquorice, mint and exotic spices. Powerful bramble fruit entry, sensuous, well-defined tannins, great depth of flavour, enjoyable lengthy finish.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 12% Petit Sirah, 3% Alicant Bouschet\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e14.5% alcohol by volume\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLocated on the western edge of Sonoma's Alexander Valley, Geyserville was Ridge's first source of red wine grapes, other than Monte Bello Ridge. The first vintage — 1966 — was an essence. The combination of Geyserville's climate, gravelly soils, and varietal mix (Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Alicante, Mataro, etc.) imparts elegance and definition not usually associated with Zinfandel. 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Half Bottle: Geyserville 2015 Ridge

Half Bottle: Geyserville 2015 Ridge

£24.95

Winemaker tasting notes:-Saturated Ruby red colour. Intense dark berry fruits, gravel earth, black liquorice, mint and exotic spices. Powerful bramble fruit entry, sensuous, well-defined tannins, great depth of flavour, enjoyable lengthy finish.70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignane, 12% Petit Sirah, 3% Alicant Bouschet14.5% alcohol by volumeLocated on th...

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{"id":4599473242200,"title":"Half Bottle Lytton Springs, Ridge","handle":"half-bottle-lytton-springs-ridge","description":"This elegant, full-bodied wine, with its firm tannins and intense, complex fruit, is among the finest of recent vintages. Enjoyable now, it will develop further over the next ten years. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLytton Springs bottlings are generally perceived as quintessential Znfandel, which is true, as far as it goes. On the Ridge Lytton Estate (East), Zinfandel grows across seven hills. The wines are classic Dry Creek Valley. They show the potent, ripe boysenberry and blackberry of old-vine Sonoma Zinfandel, notes of leaf and briar, and the intricacy of multiple varietals. Acid and tannin are firm, yet not overwhelming; in youth, at least, fruit predominates. 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That Monte Bello Cabernet was among California’s finest wines of the era. Its quality and distinctive character convinced the partners to re-bond the winery in time for the 1962 vintage.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe first Ridge Zinfandel was made in 1964, from a small nineteenth-century vineyard on the neighboring Picchetti ranch. This was followed in 1966 by the first Geyserville Zinfandel. The founding families reclaimed the Monte Bello terraces, increasing vineyard size from fifteen to forty-five acres. Working on weekends, they made wines of unprecedented intensity and regional character. Ridge Vineyards was incorporated in 1967; Dave Bennion left SRI to become president. New shareholders made it possible to acquire Perrone's old winery. Production increased to just under three thousand cases and the next year, 1969, Paul Draper joined the enterprise. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA Stanford philosophy graduate—recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile's coast range—he was a practical winemaker, not an oenologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward, \"hands-off\" approach pioneered at Ridge. Under his guidance the old winery was restored, the finest vineyard lands leased or purchased, the consistent quality and international reputation of the wines established. In the early 70’s Ridge participated in the replanting of the Cabernet vineyards on the Schwabacher Ranch further down the hill. These vineyards were taken under long-term lease in 1993 and became the “lower vineyard.” \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRidge now makes between sixty and sixty-five thousand cases of wine per year. Cabernet and Zinfandel account for most of the production; Merlot, Mataro, and Petite Syrah constitute a small percentage. 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Enjoyable now, it will develop further over the next ten years. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLytton Springs bottlings are generally perceived as quintessential Znfandel, which is true, as far as it goes. On the Ridge Lytton Estate (East), Zinfandel grows across seven hills. The wines are classic Dry Creek Valley. They show the potent, ripe boysenberry and blackberry of old-vine Sonoma Zinfandel, notes of leaf and briar, and the intricacy of multiple varietals. Acid and tannin are firm, yet not overwhelming; in youth, at least, fruit predominates. These balanced, powerful Zins become more nuanced with age. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a medical doctor and prominent member of San Francisco's Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge's production facility. At 2600 feet, it is surrounded by the \"upper vineyard.\" \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn the 1940s, William Short, a theologian, bought the abandoned winery and vineyard just below the Perrone property; he re-planted several parcels to Cabernet Sauvignon. From these “middle vineyard” vines in 1959 the new owners—Dave Bennion and his three partners (all Stanford Research Institute engineers)—made ten gallons of “estate” Cabernet. That Monte Bello Cabernet was among California’s finest wines of the era. Its quality and distinctive character convinced the partners to re-bond the winery in time for the 1962 vintage.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe first Ridge Zinfandel was made in 1964, from a small nineteenth-century vineyard on the neighboring Picchetti ranch. This was followed in 1966 by the first Geyserville Zinfandel. The founding families reclaimed the Monte Bello terraces, increasing vineyard size from fifteen to forty-five acres. Working on weekends, they made wines of unprecedented intensity and regional character. Ridge Vineyards was incorporated in 1967; Dave Bennion left SRI to become president. New shareholders made it possible to acquire Perrone's old winery. Production increased to just under three thousand cases and the next year, 1969, Paul Draper joined the enterprise. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA Stanford philosophy graduate—recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile's coast range—he was a practical winemaker, not an oenologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward, \"hands-off\" approach pioneered at Ridge. Under his guidance the old winery was restored, the finest vineyard lands leased or purchased, the consistent quality and international reputation of the wines established. In the early 70’s Ridge participated in the replanting of the Cabernet vineyards on the Schwabacher Ranch further down the hill. These vineyards were taken under long-term lease in 1993 and became the “lower vineyard.” \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRidge now makes between sixty and sixty-five thousand cases of wine per year. Cabernet and Zinfandel account for most of the production; Merlot, Mataro, and Petite Syrah constitute a small percentage. Known primarily for its red wines, Ridge also makes limited amounts of Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay."}
Half Bottle Lytton Springs, Ridge

Half Bottle Lytton Springs, Ridge

£23.85

This elegant, full-bodied wine, with its firm tannins and intense, complex fruit, is among the finest of recent vintages. Enjoyable now, it will develop further over the next ten years. Lytton Springs bottlings are generally perceived as quintessential Znfandel, which is true, as far as it goes. On the Ridge Lytton Estate (East), Zinfandel grows...

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