Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month – 2013 Cedarville Vineyard Zinfandel

Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list.

The April Zinfandel of the Month is the 2013 Cedarville Vineyard.

Cedarville Vineyard was founded by Jonathan Lach and Susan Marks in 2000. Cedarville Vineyard is located in the Gold Rush era town of Fair Play and is situated within the Fair Play, El Dorado, and Sierra Foothills AVAs. The winery produces many wines including a Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah.

Light crimson in color. 14.7% ABV. Red fruits, citrus and lilacs on the nose. Light body and medium acidity. Sour cherry, iron, pepper and a hint of grapefruit on the palate. Very restrained. Unique wine that grows on you with time in the glass. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 88 points.

The Zinfandel is available at the winery for $25. Cedarville Vineyard is open by appointment and is a great stop on any visit to the Sierra Foothills.

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