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Mettler Family Vineyards 2013 Zinfandel
The Mettler family heritage honors over 100 years and six generations of farming in Lodi with the release of this ‘Epicenter’ old vine Zinfandel. Grapes for this wine were harvested in September 2012, from one of the oldest Zinfandel vineyards on our ranch where the deep-rooted vines thrive in rich, sandy loam soils. This 50-year old vineyard is located in the ‘epicenter’ of Lodi’s old vine Zinfandel district and is sustainably grown.

The 2013 Mettler Zinfandel draws you in with its deep, opaque garnet color. Enticing aromas of dried red currant, brambly berries and toast delight the senses. An exceptional medley of flavors offers sweet cherry, dark chocolate and ripe berries, enriched by notes of tobacco, spice and sweet oak. The mouth-feel is lush and smooth with firm but silky tannins that linger through the finish. A light touch of acidity creates balance and elegance while retaining the juicy, exuberant personality that is uniquely Zinfandel. A variety of cuisines, from hearty stews to grilled favorites, will stand up nicely to this rich and flavorful wine.

Gold Medal - 2016 Orange County Fair Wine Competition
95 Points and Double Gold - 2016 San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition
90 Points and Gold Medal - 2016 Los Angeles Int'l Wine Competition
Gold Medal - 2016 Winemaker Challenge
90 Points & Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - October 2016
"Recommended" - 10 Wines to Wash Down that Burger - Chicago Tribune
Big & Bold! - The Wine Buzz Magazine - July 2016



Technical Data
Appellation | Lodi
Varietal Composition | 85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage | 18 months in 70% American and 30% French oak; 30% new barrels
Total Acidity | 0.66 g/100ml
Total pH | 3.43
Alcohol | 15.5%
Release Date | October 2015
Cases Produced | 7,186
Bottle Size | 750 ml
Suggested Retail Price |
$ 19.99

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