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SOLD OUTVan Ruiten 2001 Old Vine Zinfandel

Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club

Old Vine
Lodi AVA
Silver Medal — California State Fair
 
Appellation
Lodi AVA
Grapes
100% Zinfandel
Aged
22 months in Oak
Cases Produced
2,500
Enjoy Until
2008+


The Van Ruiten 2001 Old Vine Zin spent an unusually lengthy 22 months in oak and is produced in a more classic French-style. This delectable wine is just now starting the wine competition circuit and we predict a bin full of medals by summer’s end (even the heralded 2000 Cab-Shiraz started out with a few Silver medals.)

The 2001 growing season saw a cooler summer and temperate ripening prior to harvest in October. This allowed a very long hang-time, resulting in a dense, flavorful wine. “Deep hues and aromas of black cherries are complimented by flavors of roasted coffee, anise and clove. The wine’s full body and lengthy finish suggest pairing with veal, venison or chili.” 100% Zinfandel.

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