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2019 Once & Future Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel

ITEM 8572846 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
barnaby33 $35 $35
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8572846 1 $35 Dec 11, 2022
I8538764 2 $40 Nov 20, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

Sweet perfumed floral notes lift a core of red berry fruit, with hints of spice and earthiness...

93The Wine Advocate

...aromas of mixed berry preserves, apricot and citrus peel with floral notes. The palate is soft, grainy, delicately styled and very pretty, with layers of spice, sweet fruit and flowers and a long, seamless finish.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley AVA is Sonoma County’s original winegrowing district. Designated as an AVA in 1981, it includes 14,000 vineyard acres in a long, narrow valley that runs north-south. Rather romantically, the valley is also called The Valley of the Moon. The oldest winery in the AVA, and one of the oldest in California, is Buena Vista Winery, founded in 1857 by a Hungarian count who planted vineyards in Wisconsin before moving to California. Today there are nearly 60 wineries in the AVA producing a variety of wines, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Gewurztraminer. The appellation is bordered by mountain ranges on the east and west, which partly account for Sonoma Valley’s unique terroir. The mountains protect it from the cooling weather of the Pacific Ocean and fruit ripens well.

TYPE

Red Wine, Zinfandel

Zinfandel is a black-skinned grape, but 85% of the wine produced is made into a rosy “White Zinfandel.” Red Zin is far more complex and bold, while still being light-bodied. It grows in popularity as winemakers continue to experiment with new styles and blends.