Sunday, August 14, 2011

2006 D'Argenzio Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Couple weeks ago I did a Tastelive event and the 06 Zinfandel was to be part of the tasting. Due to some delays in shipping the wine arrived a few days late for the event.

The winery located in beautiful Santa Rosa California (plus a tasting room in Burbank California) has won many awards with their portfolio of wines. Grapes are grown in Sonoma County and the family stays true to it's roots producing hancrafted wines Old World style. Three varietals are their main focus Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. They still hand press grapes with a 100 year old press, age wines in french and american oak ranging from 12-22 months. Quality wine from a wonderful Italian family.

On the nose the rich dark fruit was front and center. Ripe blackberry followed by hints of red raspberry, pepper and spice. Pleasant aroma with a nice balance of fruit and spice treating your senses.

Jamy blackberry starts your taste off. Pepper and spice compliment the blackberry in the middle. The finish is long and juicy with red raspberry lingering. I paired this wine with pasta & italian sausage and found the combination pleasing. I also enjoyed a few sips on its own (some things are just a given) relaxing on the porch.

Ray thank you for the opportunity to taste your Zinfandel. I look forward to enjoying your wines in the future. Check out their website by clicking the link D'Argenzio Winery to learn more about their wines and history.


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