Edmeades Zinfandel 2013, Perli Vineyard
As you may know, getting the Edmeades single vineyard Zinfandels is becoming increasingly difficult! Edmeades is pure Mendocino. It is the authentic taste of one of California’s viticultural frontiers — Mendocino County. Edmeades is famous for its limited bottlings of iconoclastic Zinfandel from the cool, coastal vineyards of Mendocino County. Dr. Edmeades planted his first 11 acres of vineyards in 1963. He founded his winery and launched his own brand in 1972.
Planted in the late 1800s by Santo and Rosie Perli, immigrants from Italy, Perli Vineyard is located in the vast Mendocino Ridge appellation. The vineyards range from 1,800 to 2,200 feet above sea level. Only seven miles from the Pacific Ocean, it is above the fogline on most days. The grapes are planted on very steep slopes, giving the fruit unusual concentration and intensity, with tiny, low-yielding berries packing plenty of flavor.
Aromas of fresh blackberries, black currants, cedar, and spicy forest hardwoods blend together in the glass. On the palate, blackberry liqueur and plum flavors are complimented by a slightly smoky and meaty character. The wine has ripe, soft tannins, and a mouthwatering acidity.
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