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A Moment In Wine Show 422 – Andis Wines Zinfandel Estates – 2015

Today we are tasting a very American wine and grape which is Zinfandel.  The history of Zinfandel dates back to the late 1840’s and 1850’s with the California gold rush.  Many people settled in California from all areas of the globe with a large population from Italy.  The Zinfandel grape was called Primitivo and through DNA testing traced the grape ancestry back to Croatia.

The majority of Zinfandel planted today in California is white or pink blush wine with a sweeter taste than the red Zinfandel.  Today we are tasting the old vines Zinfandel from Andis Wines, 2015.  This vineyard is situated in the Amador County at the Sierra foothills.

For the nose, the aroma is of dried roses found in a pressed book or fall leaves.  In the glass, the color is purple and opaque that coats the glass, indicating a high alcohol content.

Tasting the wine, it’s big, juicy, with black berries and cherries, with a slight coffee taste.  This wine has beautiful and silky mouth feel.

This wine is perfect with a roast beef and vegetables.

About Fred Tregaskis & Summit Wine Cellars

Fred Tregaskis first developed a passion for wine during his art school years, when he worked in the New York’s Hudson Valley vineyards. Years later, after working for a national wine magazine, he was given the opportunity to design and build a 28,000-bottle cellar for Lespinasse Restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel in New York—and in the process Summit Wine Cellars took root.

Tregaskis and Summit Wine Cellars have created dramatic custom wine cellars for clients throughout the world, from Maine to California, and Bangalore to Buenos Aries.

Tregaskis also writes about wine, conducts tastings and hosts a radio show on wine for NPR station WHDD/Robin Hood Radio based in Sharon Conn.

To learn more about Summit Wine Cellars, LLC and the wine cellar design process, contact Summit Wine Cellars by email at info@summit-cellars.com, or by phone at 203-916-1664. Make sure to see the Portfolio page for examples of Summit’s traditional and modern wine cellar design.