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2013 Burton Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel

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Appellation: Lake County AVA

By: Wonderment Wines

In: Napa, CA

750mL / 14.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

This Zinfandel from Wonderment wines is a terrific representation of what Zinfandel can and should be. It possesses plenty of acidity, pepper, and spice, while striking a terrifically appropriate balance with its medium body, smooth but noticeable tannins, and ideal composition of fruit and oak. 269 cases produced.

What We Love

  • Plenty of acidity
  • Pepper and spice
  • Terrific balance

Pair this wine with one of your higher-end dinners off the grill.

Experience

Wonderment Wines represent intelligent effort, value and balance which create a sense of 'Wonder.' The wines are focused on specific terroir where each wine represents the distinctive style and expression of the vineyards. They maintain a commitment to artisanal methods and minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the cellar along with a focus on environmental and social consciousness, and the results speak for themselves by way of the simply fantastic wines they produce.

Winery

Born and raised in Leesville, South Carolina, winemaker Stephanie Cook at one time used to travel the world as a fashion model, living and working in London, Milan and Istanbul. Upon returning home to South Carolina, Stephanie obtained a culinary degree (Magna Cum Laude) and made a successful run in the food and hospitality industry. After losing her father (the man who made homemade Muscadine wine in the laundry room) unexpectedly, Stephanie started down the path of pursuing her secret dream to become a winemaker. She met Bob Biale of Robert Biale Vineyards at a industry event in New York City and informed Bob that she was coming to work for him. True to her word, she worked that year's harvest in Napa, soaking up every bit of knowledge she could and she hasn't looked back. In 2011, she bought her own grapes and made her first Pinot Noir and two Zinfandels. Since doing so, Stephanie has continued to master her craft by working alongside critically acclaimed winemakers throughout the industry, all the while producing her own incredible wines as well. The constant improvement she strives to achieve is more than realized when you taste the wines she produces, and we are proud to have the opportunity to work with Stephanie and Wonderment Wines.

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