Sunday, July 29, 2007

Cellar Craft Showcase Old Vines Zinfandel

Grape ClusterAnother of the new wines from Cellar Craft International which BlueStem Winery will have in stock around mid-August is Showcase Old Vines Zinfandel. Thirty-five year old vines combine with sandy, clay loam soil of the Lodi Valley, hot days and cool nights to produce grapes ripe with complex, concentrated

This wine starts with an up front blackberry and dark cherry aroma followed by hints of blueberry, raspberry, cranberry and dried plum and then finished with subtle tones of chocolate, almond, exotic spices and the unmistakable sensation of black pepper.

Powerful fruit flavors will dominate this wine after only two to three months in the bottle. You can begin enjoying this wine early but cellar some for months (or years) to allow the wine to develop a more refined balance and the full complexity this wine will offer with time. This wine ingredient kit and many others from both Cellar Craft and WinExpert are available on our website at

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