2016 Mueller Zinfandel, "Old Vine", Russian River Valley


2016 Mueller "Old Vine" Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

Bob’s Notes:  

The 2016 vintage “Old Vine” Zinfandel is a delicious blend.  Over one hundred years ago, when this “Old Vine” vineyard was planted, it was a mix of over 85% Zinfandel, with a dash of other varieties for seasoning such as Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre and even a white variety for spice.  This is called a “Field Blend” varietal, meant to be harvested at one time and fermented together to produce a unique, "one of a kind" wine. 

Our 2016 Zinfandel is that style of wine. Pour a glass and let the wine open for a few minutes.  Raspberries, red cherry and pepper will entice you to take a sip.  The same ripe aromas will echo in the flavors and a pleasant burst of ripe tannins will coat your tongue and extend the pleasure.  Limited use of new oak ensures the maximum impact from this unique and utterly enjoyable Zinfandel.