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2014 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel 750ML

2014 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel 750ML

This stellar rendition of Edizione Pennino Zinfandel opens dramatically with enticing scents of crushed strawberries, blueberries, and cherries. Floral notes of dried rose petals emerge thereafter with the sensual fragrance of cloves and incense. The exuberant quality of the nose carries onto the palate where fresh, lively flavors of raspberries, spiced plums and seasoned wood increase in volume and flood the palate. Finely integrated tannins harness the fruit’s lushness to create a round, full body yet the richness of this wine is perfectly balanced by natural acidity. Having aged in French and American oak barrels, our 2014 Pennino Zinfandel presents intriguing earthy spice notes all the way through the long, generous finish.

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History

Edizione Pennino Zinfandel pays tribute to Francis Ford Coppola’s maternal grandfather, Francesco Pennino. Born in Italy, Francesco emigrated to the United States as a young man and started a music publishing company known as “Edizione Pennino.” Our estate Zinfandel bears the music company’s logo in its original form and to add to the nostalgia, each vintage bottling has one of Pennino’s song titles imprinted on the cork. When Coppola purchased the Inglenook estate in 1975, it was recommended that he remove the Zinfandel vines, but because this varietal has Italian origins and has always been enjoyed by his family, he insisted the Zinfandel remain.

Vintage

Edizione Pennino Zinfandel portrays the unique creation of Zinfandel using Morisoli and Werle clones grown on the Inglenook Estate in Rutherford, Napa Valley. The Zinfandel 2014 growing season was dry causing slow growth in the canopy throughout the Spring. The small canopy coupled with Inglenook’s dry farming practices put the ideal amount of stress on the vines which were optimized to develop fruit with complex aromatics and rich concentration. Inglenook’s Zinfandel is composed to be less aggressive on the palate with lower alcohol.

Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley
Ensemble: 94% Zinfandel 5% Primitivo 1% Petite Sirah
Barrel Regimen: 18 Months in 50% French & 50% American Oak, 25% New oak
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vineyard: Gate, Chiles, Cow Barn, Walnut, Saddle