2006 Old Vine Zinfandel, Buchignani Vineyard

When Robert came upon these 120 year old vines planted by the Buchignani family, he knew they were something special. He begged Suzy Buchignani-Garcia for a ton of fruit so he could make an Old Vine Zinfandel for Deerfield. That was in 1976. Winning over the family with the quality of the wines he produced, Deerfield eventually got all the fruit from the 120 year old vines in the Buchignani-Garcia Vineyard. Robert knew from the first picking that this would be a great wine, and now everyone knows it, because Wine Enthusiast awarded this 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel 95 Point and Editor’s Choice, the fourth year in a row it has been rated over 90 points. Here’s what Wine Enthusiast had to say, “If you have to choose one Zinfandel to showcase Dry Creek Valley, it’s this one. The vines are said to be over 100 years of age. Just superb. Has the balance and depth of a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, but with Zin’s spicy, briary, brambly personality. Erupts in wild berry, currant, cola, leather, mocha and peppery spice flavors that are so rich and deep and long lasting.” Wine Enthusiast, July 2010.

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100% Zinfandel from 115 year old vines


Alcohol: 17.2%, Residual sugar: 0.3%


Aged: 3 years in 90% American, 10% French oak. Bottled: 550 cases March 7, 2009. Released: February 1, 2010