Category:  Front Line
Product #:  105924
Bottles per Case:  1
Price : $34.95

Link:

View Supplier Site

*Ontario Orders Only*

2013 Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel

Varietal:  Zinfandel (100%)
Region:  California, USA
Winery:  Edmeades

Availability

Available Now in Vintages

Background

Edmeades is pure Mendocino. It is the authentic taste of one of California’s final viticultural frontiers - the Anderson Valley. The approach is traditional and natural; the methods are decidedly low tech and they believe in native yeast fermentations in small, open-top bins, hand punchdowns, minimal manipulation, and no fining or filtration at bottling. The simplicity of their methods allows the soils and climates of each site to be clearly heard in their wines.

The first row of vines were barely in the ground when the neighbours began lining up to lean on their shovels and scoff. Grapes in Anderson Valley? Nobody could make it work, they insisted. The naysayers grew so vocal that Dr. Donald Edmeades dragged some old redwood planks out from behind the barn, found some red paint, and christened his vineyard with a sign out on Highway 128: 'Edmeades' Folly.'

'When we first planted up there, people said we were nuts,' said Deron Edmeades, son of the Pasadena cardiologist who founded the winery and vineyards. Nearly four decades later, nobody is laughing at Anderson Valley wines.

When the owners sold Edmeades in 1988 to Jess Jackson of Jackson Wine Estate he retooled the winery and replanted vineyards. He hired Greenwood Ridge Winemaker Van Williamson in 1994 to create the best wine ever under the Edmeades name. Since that year, Edmeades has set the wine world ablaze, averaging 10 Gold Medals a year at major competitions from 1994 through 2004. During the same period, Edmeades claimed 57 critical ratings of 90 points or better.


Tasting Notes

The wine expresses aromas of ripe raspberries, cherries, red currants, and nectarines. The fruit characteristics are complimented by notes of cinnamon, vanilla bean, graham crackers, and toasted oak. Soft tannins and a medium body accentuate the wine’s generous fruit profile. A refreshing acidity lends the wine spryness that lets the fruit resonate and slowly fade over a long finish.

 

B&W is the Ontario agent for wineries from around the world. B&W Wines does not sell beverage alcohol -according to LCBO regulation, we act as a facilitator in arranging for the purchase and delivery of wine from the LCBO within the Province of Ontario. Prices include LCBO markups & taxes, and our agency fee. Prices shown below are per bottle. LCBO 'sale price' is available upon request. Delivery charges may apply. Refundable bottle deposit is not included in prices. Bottles must be returned to The Beer Store for deposit refund. Prices & availability are subject to change, please confirm before ordering. E&OE

 
Wines | About Us | Ordering | Links | Blog | Contact Us
Telephone: 647.790.0550     Fax: 647.776.7800     Email: rmilburn@breakthrubev.com B & W Wines 134 Peter Street, #1502 Toronto, On, Canada M5V 2H2
Login