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2017 Edizione Pennino
Edizione Pennino Zinfandel honors Francis Ford Coppola’s maternal grandfather,
Francesco Pennino, a composer who was born in Naples, Italy and emigrated to America.
“Edizione” means “edition” in Italian, so this is Inglenook’s “Pennino Edition” of Zinfandel.
Two historic Zinfandel clones, Morisoli and Werle, complement each other in the creation
of this tribute wine. The Morisoli lends structure, sweet fruit, and spice, in harmony with
Werle’s inherent richness and dark fruit tones. The oldest Zinfandel vines on the historic
Inglenook estate in our vineyard blocks called Cow Barn, Woodshed, and Carriage, were
planted in 1974 and 1978, and continue to provide the core of the Pennino blend.

2017 Edizione Pennino

Edizione Pennino Zinfandel honors Francis Ford Coppola’s maternal grandfather, Francesco Pennino, a composer who was born in Naples, Italy and emigrated to America. “Edizione” means “edition” in Italian, so this is Inglenook’s “Pennino Edition” of Zinfandel. Two historic Zinfandel clones, Morisoli and Werle, complement each other in the creation of this tribute wine. The Morisoli lends structure, sweet fruit, and spice, in harmony with Werle’s inherent richness and dark fruit tones. The oldest Zinfandel vines on the historic Inglenook estate in our vineyard blocks called Cow Barn, Woodshed, and Carriage, were planted in 1974 and 1978, and continue to provide the core of the Pennino blend.

Vintage Notes

In 2017, Inglenook’s organically farmed estate vineyard received bountiful rainfall throughout winter and spring – nearly 50 inches. Fueled by the abundant rain, bud break occurred ten days earlier than it had the previous year, which foreshadowed an earlier harvest. Temperatures throughout the growing season were steady, except for three brief periods of heat during the summer. The Zinfandel vines were harvested by hand from the first to the third week of September.

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

With its vibrant violet-hued ruby color, the 2017 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel is youthful in appearance. Aromas are complex, ranging from ripe strawberry and black raspberry to warm blackberry pie, clove, and a hint of blood orange zest. The wine is velvety, generous, and round. This is a classic example of Inglenook Zinfandel.

Blend: 95% Zinfandel, 3% Primitivo, and 2% Petite Sirah

Alcohol: 14.8%

Barrel Regime: 18 Months, 15% New American Oak, 10% New French Oak, with 75% Neutral American & French Oak

Pennino Song Title: “Gelosa Mia” (1920)