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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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{"id":1952793460824,"title":"Zinfandel Edmeades 2016 Mendocino County California","handle":"zinfandel-2016-anderson-valley-mendocino-county-california","description":"\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. 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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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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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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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