|2015 Tulocay Zinfandel Russian River Valley Sonoma County
These grapes hail from the Viszlay Vineyard in the heart of the
Russian River AVA. Recalcitrant in its youth, the wine spent about 30
months in barrel, enough time to tame the beast that is Zinfandel, but
not enough to fully take the bite out. Aged in a mix of once-used and
neutral American and French Oak, there is wild blackberry, blue fruit,
and wet slate on the nose. Big and rich on the palate, with a shadow of
the tannins it used to possess (but still plenty), and a lingering
finish peppered with acidity. This wine grabs you by the shoulders and
screams, "Let's party!"
Awarded Double Gold and Best of Class
at the 2018 El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition. 16.2% alcohol.
Fasten your seat belts!
men have perished trying to make a woman happy than have ever died
from drug or alcohol addiction." — Thomas
P. Hagen, educator, philosopher, historical preservationist, farm house rebuilder,
antique furniture repairer, tea expert, writer,
life-long German bachelor
was once a lady from Kent,
Who said she knew what men meant.
When they asked her to dine,
Private room, champagne, wine,
She knew what they meant and she went."
a bad cloak there is often a good drinker.” — from “Don
Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes
“Drink a glass of wine after
your soup and you steal a ruble from your doctor.” — Russian Proverb