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The Society's California Old-Vine Zinfandel 2019
Red Wine from USA - California
A classic California zinfandel, with cherry cola on the nose, fresh strawberry and tart red cherries coming through on the full soft palate and a hint of vanilla on the finish. An International Wine Challenge bronze medal winner 2021.
Case of 12
Now to 2024
oak used but not v. noticeable
Founded in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards have a proud heritage in the Californian wine business. Three generations of the family have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their various estates in California, maintaining the high standards for which Delicato are known. Delicato have been named U.S Wine Producer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Their philosophy throughout their many vineyards is one of sustainability and respect for the land.
Delicato produce a portfolio of quality yet affordable wines, each from a selection of their very desirable vineyard areas in Lodi, Monterey and Napa. The Society’s California Old-Vine Zinfandel is sourced by Delicato, primarily from the excellent, cool-coastal vineyards of Monterey.
California Vintage 2019
2019 was, notwithstanding some terrible fires, a very good one.A long warm summer made up for wet weather in the spring and the growing season was long. Harvesting was carried out without the necessity to rush anything, and most fruit was safely gathered in when wildfires broke out late in October. Some wineries were devastated by the flames but most came away unscathed and with little smoke taint affecting the wines. White varieties show excellent potential, as does pinot noir, but most reds show very well in a very good vintage.