Monday, October 29, 2012

WOW: A Wine of "Redemption"

WOW: Wine of the Week

A Wine of "Redemption:" Alexander Valley Vineyards Redemption Zinfandel 2009

Alexander Valley Vineyards "Redemption" Zinfandel
Every one of us can use a little "redemption" now and again.  What better way to obtain it, but drinking it?!

As the chill enters the air slowly but surely, Uncorked turns to hearty, robust red wines to warm from within!

This wine can make a wonderful hostess gift, or stock pile it for the perfect way to apologize and ask for "redemption" from a spouse or loved one! 

Product Description

"Since 2001 Alexander Valley Vineyards has produced Redemption Zinfandel. From the beginning founder Hank Wetzel wanted to showcase the outstanding fruit from Dry Creek Valley and winemaker Kevin Hall continues that tradition with the release of the 2009. We harvested from two individual vineyards on the eastern side of the Dry Creek Valley from early September to early October. One vineyard is hillside with red rocky soil producing smaller berries with flavors of blackberry and blueberry. While the 2nd vineyard has gravelly loam soil located on the valley floor and produces fruit with pronounced flavors of cherry, plum and black pepper. Overall 2009 was a cooler vintage with fewer heat spikes than in past years, so the acidity of this vintage is slightly higher than prior releases. The growing season allowed for uniform ripening in the which led to wines with good structure, balance and complexity.
The inspiration for the image on our label is a painting attributed to the well known Renaissance painter Tiziano Vecelli, who is now simply referred to as "Titian". It is known as one of his last works c. 1575-1576 and over the years has been referenced as “Spain Succoruing Religion” ; “Religion Succored by Spain” and “Spain Coming to the Aid of Religion”. The painting was owned at one time by the Museo Nacional Del Prado, Madrid." - Winery Notes

Alexander Valley Vineyards "Redemption" Zinfandel 2009 Tasting Notes

"Aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, black pepper and vanilla. There is mouth filling texture with spicy flavors of blueberry, black pepper, dark fruits and a long finish." - Winemaker Notes

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