Weibel Family 2009 Zinfandel, Mendocino County
and abundant spring rains set up for a good and normal crop size
for the vineyards. Summer was typical in temperature and
sunshine, with veraison and ripening happening normally.
September ushered in blistering temperatures for a week or two,
pushing grape sugars up rapidly. Harvest began on a more typical
starting date throughout Mendocino, with our zinfandel coming in
before the mid-October rain showers. The result was very ripe
grapes for our Weibel Family 2009 Zinfandel.
Weibel’s primary zinfandel vineyards are in Redwood Valley, a
small, viticultural area with unique weather patterns and soil
compositions, and some located in the south eastern Ukiah
valley-Talmage farming area. Our Zinfandel is considered old, 25
years plus, planted in rich riverbed loam. Yields are low, which
increases concentration of flavor profiles. Zinfandel is a
chameleon, having the ability to reflect the winemakers’ style
and skill determined by the production techniques utilized.
Spicy on the nose and full of brambleberries, our Zin has
spicy fruit flavors in a traditional style. Well-balanced, full
on the palate, with acidity complimenting ripe fruit and woody
undertones, this is a wine that truly represents Mendocino
County. As a note this is one of our base components for our
2009 Coro Mendocino.
A robust wine like our Zinfandel goes great with grilled
beef, pork, lamb, sausages, barbecue, and chicken, and
accompanies pizza or pasta with red sauces.