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93-points from Wine Enthusiast, 94-points from us. Save 50% on the Giannecchini Family Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel.
We love old vines here at Reverse Wine Snob!
Unfortunately, a lot of what passes for "old vine" these days, especially in Zinfandel, isn't really that old.
That's not necessarily a bad thing, but there's something unmistakable about the grapes that come from vines as old as what we have today - whether it's from the low yield of super concentrated fruit, the incredible depth of the root system or something else entirely, these wines have a personality and character that can't be replicated.
Today's fantastically delicious offer comes from the dry-farmed Giannecchini Family Vineyard, which was planted sometime between 1910 and 1920, making it somewhere between 100 and 110-years-old.
In addition to these excellent grapes, no expense was spared in making this delicious wine using 70% new French oak (with the other 30% being used French and American barrels) for 19 months.
All this expense has paid off as this wine is no stranger to high scores, including 93 points from Wine Enthusiast on the vintage we are offering here.
Of course, this being a single vineyard bottling from such an old vineyard with low yields and all those expensive oak barrels means it isn't cheap, normally retailing for $50 a bottle.
Through today's Insider Deal, however, you can give these old vines a try at half price!
For the next two days get 3 bottles of the 2018 Giannecchini Family Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel for just $XX.99, or $XX a bottle. That's a discount of 50%!
Buy multiples and you save even more since you'll never pay more than $6.99 shipping, no matter how many 3-packs you buy. Read on for our full review.
This 3-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and WI. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery and are not representative of all our deals. Every deal can have different, sometimes more, sometimes less, states available.)
This limited time, winery direct offer ends Sunday 2/19 at midnight Pacific unless it sells out sooner.
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From the winery:
There’s something magical about head pruned, dry farmed, old vine zinfandel. The wines are bold, beautiful, dense and truly express the terroir.
We proudly offer this full-bodied Zinfandel with delicate floral overtones and distinct, dark fruit aromas. The palate boasts spicy plum notes with extended cherry flavors and a seemingly eternal finish.
Our Old Vine Zinfandel hails from the Talmage Benge region of Mendocino County. Previously farmed by four generations of the Giannecchini family, this vineyard - located in the Talmage Benge region of Mendocino County - was planted sometime between 1910 and 1920. The gravelly, loam soils and ideal climate contribute to the production of these ultra-premium wine grapes.
Produced and Bottled by Shannon Ridge Family of Wines
The 2018 Giannecchini Family Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel begins with a full, inviting aroma chocked with wonderful spicy dark fruit plus touches of licorice, leather, vanilla, espresso and much more.
Tasting reveals a rich and delicious full-bodied Zin that is well balanced and full of the depth and nuance that only old vines can bring. In the mouth it features a smooth texture and all those same touches from the nose including the fantastic spicy dark fruit.
It ends wonderfully with a dry, grippy and very long finish. I'd give it an hour or two to breathe after opening for it to be at its best. It was just as good on day 2. Pair it with beef brisket slathered in barbecue sauce for a match made in heaven!
2018 GIANNECCHINI FAMILY VINEYARD OLD VINE ZINFANDEL
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Get the 2018 Giannecchini Family Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel while you can! It ends Sunday 2/19 at midnight Pacific.
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