Origin: United States
- Napa Valley
The original and flagship wine for GAMBA Vineyards and Winery from our family Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley planted in 1900.
This 2012 offering of Old Vine Gamba Estate Zinfandel is bursting with aromas of boysenberry, brambly strawberry, and ripe nectarine fruit. The color is a deep and brilliant garnet. The texture on the palate is silky and supple. This Zinfandel exemplifies the vibrant elements and complex flavors that are signature attributes of our 114 year old-vines. Enjoy balanced structure and flavors of ripe cherry compote, laced with exotic spices. Notes of herbal orange rind, clove and black currant engage the palate as dark cherry and cranberry flavors mingle with clove and cardamom spice. Sweet toasted oak and elegant tannins lend lush mouth feel to this wine for a delicious, lingering finish.
Vineyard Information: The Gamba Estate Vineyard
Planted in the Russian River Valley on gently rolling terrain above the valley floor in 1900, the Gamba Estate Vineyard is organically maintained and dry farmed, relying on winter rains as its sole source of irrigation. This historic old vine vineyard produces very low yields of outstanding fruit, approximately only one half ton per acre. The low yields provide concentrated flavors, and we strive to capture and bring these intense flavors to your glass. This historic, treasured, and spectacular vineyard site is truly a shining star among the relatively few old vine vineyards left in Sonoma County, and we are honored to share with you its glorious bounty.
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