Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month's spotlight is...
2016 Guadagni Zinfandel
Juicy blackberry and currant on the nose with hints of vanilla, clove and anise. Full-bodied with rich well coated tannins, long, lingering finish. (JO 7/18)
Northern edge of Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County
The Guadagni family has been farming in the Dry Creek Valley since the late 1800's when great-grandfather Raffaelo Guadagni settled in the upper part of Dry Creek Valley. Raffaelo’s son Fred moved onto the current property with his family in 1941. At a very young age Fred’s two sons, Don and Joe Guadagni, worked many hours at his side, as he taught them the skills necessary to produce the grapes that make the wines of Dry Creek Valley so desirable. The love of the land has been passed down for generations with the fourth generation, Bill Guadagni, joining Father Don Guadagni and Uncle Joe Guadagni in farming as well.
The full body and rich, velvety tannins of the Guadagni Zinfandel make it a wonderful pair with hearty dishes. One of our favorite holiday pairings is this recipe for Butcher’s Steak with Red Wine Reduction, Smoked Goat Cheese Crema & Walnuts.
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