GOLD MEDAL - Sonoma County Harvest fair
GOLD MEDAL - Sunset Wine Competition
Meadowcroft wines are hand-crafted by Tom Meadowcroft, who began his wine career in Bordeaux with an internship during the 1979 harvest. After attending UC Davis and Napa College, Tom spent years learning the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties, which has given him a unique perspective and understanding of the incredible wines these grapes can yield. His experience shows through in Meadowcroft wines, which deftly meld place and varietal to create expressive wines true to their terroir.
The 2009 Meadowcroft Zinfandel, sourced from prime vineyards in the home of great Zinfandel, Sonoma County, sits right between ruby and purple in color. The nose is layered with fruit aromas ranging from berry and grape candy to blueberry and plum, with hints of cinnamon, iris, and spice. Spice drives the palate more than fruit, with tar, earth and tobacco dominating, with cherry and berry flavors arriving on a second wave of flavor. This compelling wine comes across as rich, yet is medium in weight, with smooth tannins and a finish that goes on and on. Truly an exceptional Zinfandel and pairs well with grilled sausages, stuffed burgers with a Zinfandel sauce, braised lamb shank and rich pastas.
Composition: 85% Zinfandel, 10% Sangiovese and 5% Petite Syrah
Appellations: Knights Valley, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County; Pope Valley, Napa
Aging: 14 to 18 months in a blend of French, Pennsylvania and Hungarian oak barrels, 30% of which is new oak.
Bottle date: May 9, 2011
Release date: July 1, 2011
Case production: 400 cases
Meadowcroft Wines are Tom Meadowcroft's signature reserve wines that are vineyard designated, expressing the best each appellation has to offer. The family name, Meadowcroft, means the fertile field on the meadow...a garden that has been carefully nurtured over time. The hallmark “honeybee” on the label symbolizes our hard work, the journey of mastering a discipline, and the process of transforming grapes from single vineyards into outstanding wines.
Learn more at www.meadowcroftfamilyofwines.com.