Woodenhead 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel
- Old Vine
- Sonoma County region
- Top Score 9.5 — ZAP Festival
- Gold Medal — San Francisco Chronicle
- 100% Old Vine Zinfandel
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
Woodenhead Vintners’ 2006 Martinelli Road Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel comes from a small Russian River Valley property that was originally planted to wine grapes in 1882. When the land was sold to the Martinelli family in 1903, some of the vines were replanted with Italian clones, and today the Martinellis continue the over one hundred year family tradition of producing ultra premium, old vine wine grapes (some of the vines aging 124 years this vintage!).
Woodenhead’s 2006 Zinfandel is just gorgeous…rivaling any century vine Zins produced in California. Dark ruby in color, this Old Vine Zinfandel has a nose of rose and violets framed by dark berries, plums, cedar, and blackberry briar as only the Russian River Valley can give. The palate screams blackberry, Bing cherry, dark chocolate and mocha notes with an expressive mid palate and long, long finish.
The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) Festival awarded this wine its Top Score: 9.5 Points and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition honored it with a Gold Medal.
Crusted Mustard Roast with Spicy Roasted Zucchini and Boiled Potatoes with Parsley
A tender roast coated in mustard sauce with a side of spicy zucchini slices and boiled potatoes. Its savory, spicy and delicious! Pair with a glass, or two, of an Old Vine Zinfandel.View Recipe
Zinfandel and Black Pepper Marinated Tri-Tip
A tender tri-tip marinated in black pepper and herbs and grilled to perfection. Pair this with a full Old Vine Zinfandel.View Recipe
Lamb Ragout on Whole Wheat Pasta
The seasoning on the sauce is more Middle Eastern than Italian. The sweetness of the roasted peppers, mint, cinnamon and allspice intensify the juiciness of the wine. You can serve the sauce over regular pasta, but the dish is best when made with whole-wheat pasta or buckwheat, if you can find it.View Recipe
Cellar Rat Cioppino
The Cellar Rat Cioppino is a traditional Italian dish from the Hambrecht Family kitchen with much thanks to Alison Rosenblum. On Tuesdays during harvest, the cellar staff ends the day together with a big pot of stew and a few bottles of wine.View Recipe