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2015 Zinfandel, Bellicitti

Bellicitti Vineyard
Santa Clara Valley Appellation
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$89.95 per Bottle


2015 was the final vintage produced from this historic dry-farmed vineyard, which was planted a half-century ago by the late great Harry Bellicitti. A perennial favorite amongst many of our longtime patrons, the land upon which it sits on Allendale Avenue in Saratoga has finally succumbed to urban expansion and is being subdivided for real estate development. This release was barrel-aged for 24-months in American oak (57% new barrels) to enhance the complex characteristics synonymous with “old vine” Zinfandels, and then bottle-aged for a further 18-months to help temper its vibrancy. Nuanced and tinged with cigar box notes and exotic spices of cardamom and white pepper, this scintillating full-bodied wine is bursting with flavors of raspberry compote, blackberry, candied ginger and hints of graham cracker. Balanced tannins dance across the palate, and the fruit intensity, moderate acidity and succulent texture make it an ideal companion to rich duck breast, grilled vegetables, wood-fired pizza, curried dishes, barbecue fare or chocolate cake. It is deliciously approachable now but will further reward those of you patient enough to cellar it through 2025.

Vineyard Designation

Vintage 2015
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Zinfandel
Appellation Santa Clara Valley
Size 750 ml