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Zialena Winery Zinfandel Alexander Valley 2018  - Invino

Zialena Winery Zinfandel Alexander Valley 2018

Zinfandel  |  US

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At 63% off retail, this Alexander Valley zinfandel, from one of the greatest winegrowing families in Sonoma County, is one you should definitely consider. It boasts savory notes as well as dark fruit and tobacco notes too, and it’s named for the Mazzoni family’s great aunt Zia. Could this be a more endearing story? Stop, we’re crying too…but not before we buy a glut of this awesome zinfandel from legendary grape growers! And trust us, once you taste it, the happy tears will start to roll down your cheeks.

It’s almost criminal that this wine is under $20. Why, you ask? Because the family who grow the grapes, the Mazzoni family, has been growing grapes for generations for some of the most storied names in Sonoma wine: RIDGE, Jordan, and Jackson Family Wines, to name a few, and they recently started making their own wine, Zia, and opened a state-of-the-art tasting room to showcase it! They farm from a 120-acre estate that was purchased in 1931 and have since become one of the most respected wine-growing families in the area. All of this could definitely command a more expensive wine, but we at Invino like you too much to overcharge you.

The complexity that Zia offers is, well, compelling. The family has been around so long that they have their own heritage clone called the Mazzoni clone of zinfandel. They take that clone and ferment it in concrete tanks, which is a really old-school technique as they want to bring that heritage to all of their wines. Then they age in neutral oak barrels to preserve and highlight the purity of the fruit characteristics. The result of this 2018 – a stellar vintage, by all accounts – is a wine that has baking spices on the nose and palate and dark berries that abound. It’s definitely a wine that would make Great Aunt Zia proud. Go. ahead. Buy a few. Aunt Zia thanks you. 

  • BlendMazzoni Clone
  • WinemakerMark Mazzoni
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • AppellationSonoma County
  • VineyardMazzoni Vineyards
  • Alcohol14.8%