Bold, assertive red wines often showing jammy fruits and impressively high alcohol
Grilled meats and barbecue
Recommended Growing Regions:
Sonoma Valley, Paso Robles, Contra Costa, Mendocino, Sierra Foothills (California)
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2012 Three Wine Company Zinfandel Live Oak Contra Costa County
In 2005, eight of 10 acres of what many believe to be the most extraordinary old-vine Zinfandel parcel were ripped out, as a couple Caterpillars uprooted the 120-year-old Live Oak Vineyard.
Matt Cline sipped scalding coffee as he watched the carnage. Then one of the most talented Zin-masters in California history resolved to resurrect Live Oak, quickly contracting for the remaining 2 acres.
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