Sutter Home Zinfandel   750ml
SKU 436511

Sutter Home Zinfandel

Sutter Home - California - United States
Sutter Home`s California Zinfandel is vinified primarily from grapes grown in the Sierra Foothill and Lodi regions. Both of these areas are considered to be among California`s finest sites for the cultivation of California`s signature grape variety. This delicious Zinfandel displays classic varietal character with a fresh berry aroma and a hint of spicy black pepper. The flavors in this medium-bodied wine are bright and juicy, with a zesty spiciness and supple tannins. A great value, this Zinfandel pairs beautifully with casual, everyday foods such a grilled and barbecued chicken, baby back ribs,... Read More...
Additional information »
 
$8.94
Bottle
$6.94
12 Bottle
(case price $83.28)
Check Availability 
Add 12 more to get fixed rate shipping

750ml

More wines available from Sutter Home Winery

Sutter Home Zinfandel Customer Reviews

Customer Also Bought

Additional Information on Sutter Home Zinfandel

Winery: Sutter Home

Varietal: Zinfandel

The precise origins of what became known as the Zinfandel grape variety are uncertain, although it has clear genetic equivalents in both Puglia and Croatia. However, when it was brought to the New World in the mid 19th century, it became known as the Zinfandel, and has been consistently popular and widely grown ever since. These very dark and very round grapes have a remarkably high sugar content, resulting in relatively high levels of alcohol in the wines they are made into, with bottles often displaying as much as fifteen percent. What makes the Zinfandel such an interesting grape, though, is the fact that the flavors produced by this varietal vary considerably depending on the climate they are grown in. In cooler valley regions, the Zinfandel grapes result in wines which hold strong flavors of tart and sweet fruits; raspberry, redcurrant and sweet cherry, held in a very smooth and silky liquid. Conversely, warmer regions result in more complex and spicy notes, including anise, pepper and hedgerow berries.

Region: California

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.

Country: United States

For three hundred years now, the United States has been leading the New World in wine production, both in regards to quantity and quality. Wine is actually produced in all fifty states across the country, with California leading the way by an enormous margin. Indeed, as much as eighty-nine percent of all wines to come out of the United States are produced in California, where the fertile soils and sloping mountain sides, coupled with the long, hot summers provide ideal conditions for producing high quality, European style red, white and rosť wines. With over a million acres of the country under vine, the United States sits comfortably as the fourth largest wine producer in the world, where imported grape varietals from all over the Old World are processed using a successful blend of traditional and contemporary techniques.