Edmeades Shamrock Zinfandel 2012, Mendocino
Edmeades is famous for its limited bottlings of iconoclastic Zinfandels from the coastal mountain vineyards of Mendocino County. Fans like us know that the single vineyard wines are amazing and amazingly hard to come by. Dr. Edmeades planted his first 11 acres of vineyards in 1963. He founded his winery and launched his own brand in 1972. At 2,800 feet, Shamrock Vineyard is one of the highest elevation vineyard sites in Mendocino County, on the northern border of Humboldt County. Always the most savory of the Edmeades Zinfandels, aromas of bay leaf, cherry pit, crushed cranberries, and dried herbs comprise the wine’s bouquet. Flavors of fresh blackberries, cherries, and blood orange are framed by bright acidity and firm tannins.