Mendocino's Zinfandels are known for their rich, dark color scheme, medium to high tannin levels and a higher alcohol content. The Zinfandel feature flavors include: raspberry, blackberry, cherry, plums, raisins, spice and blackpepper all wrapped around various intensities of oak.
Zinfandel pairs well with red or white meat, fish tacos, spicy numbers or burgers.
MENDOCINO's ZINFANDEL WINES
Every Coro wine is a signature blend, individually crafted in Mendocino County from 100 percent Mendocino County grapes. Each Coro wine must lead with 40-70 percent Zinfandel and may be blended with up to nine named varietals, honoring the "Old Italian" field blends of Mendocino.
Cesar Toxqui Cellars
Their Zinfandel was aged for twenty-four months in neutral French oak barrels. Winemaker Cesar opted to blend fifteen percent petite sirah to highligh the dark blackberry flavors that are prominent in good Zinfandels. 168 cases produced.
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards
Owner and winemaker Allan Green has earned a reputation for producing world class wines in small lots, demonstrated by the selection as one of the top 30 American wineries three times in recent years (Wine & Spirits Magazine) and by recent "Best of Show" awards for eight different wines.
Pacific Star Winery
Join them at the oceans edge to enjoy this picturesque coastal winery, where they handcraft wines from the finest old vine vineyards in Mendocino County. Or stop by the tasting room in the Skunk Train Depot Mall in Fort Bragg.
Maple Creek Winery
Nestled between the Anderson Valley and the Alexander Valley in Yorkville Highlands are the bucolic hillside vineyards of Maple Creek Winery. Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Symphony grapes are grown in their vineyard to make these wonderful Artevino wines.
Rich Parducci of McNab Ridge Winery, makes wine in the style made famous by his grandfather, John Parducci: complex, approachable, and enjoyable to drink."We make wine that gets people to ask for a second glass" says Rich. McNab Wines are made with Mendocino County Fruit Exclusively.
Philo Ridge Zinfandel
Cold soaked for 5 days, the fermentation was
complete in 10 days. We blended 11% Syrah for a
Grown at Brutocao Vineyards in Hopland. 40
year old vines provide a low yield with vibrant
fruit. This vineyard has warm days, cool nights ensuring long hang time. Sustainable farming practices.
Lovely flavors of fresh blackberry and sweet cherry, with peppery cocoa complexities.