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SOLD OUTVan Ruiten 2004 Zinfandel

Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club

Old Vine Estate
Central Valley region
Gold Medal — California State Fair
 
Appellation
Lodi, Central Valley AVA
Grapes
78% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Syrah
Aged
24 months
Cases Produced
3,000
Enjoy Until
2012


The Van Ruiten 2004 Old Vine Estate Zinfandel spent an unusually lengthy 24 months in oak to mature prior to bottling. This delectable wine won a Gold Medal at the California State Fair Wine Competition and immediately sold out at the winery before the wine was entered into any other competitions. (Note: Previous vintages, won Best of Show and numerous Double Gold and Gold Medals).

The grapes for the 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel were hand-selected from the first vineyard John Van Ruiten Sr. planted in 1952. The grapes are sorted a second time before going into the fermentation tanks. This allows only the best fruit to go into the estate wine. The full bodied 2004 Old Vine Zinfandel is packed full of blackberry, cherry, and blueberry jam with barrel flavors contributing aromas of coffee, cedar, clove with licorice anise. The well balanced age worthy tannins carry throughout the lengthy finish. Pair this powerful Zinfandel with lamb, hearty stew, venison, and even your favorite steak.

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