|SANTA BARBARA WINERY
6716 N. Northwest Highway Chicago, IL 60631 773-775-1100
|Wines from CALIFORNIA
|Santa Barbara Winery California ZCS
Our first ZCS was created in 1998 when Winemaker Bruce McGuire called
the staff together to taste red wine blends centered around a Zinfandel from
vines that were more than 40 years old. Everyone's favorite was a blend of
that Zinfandel with a Carignane and a Sangiovese.
Bruce finetuned the percentages and released 800 cases of this new wine in
1999 for sale in Santa Barbara. Soon, we were receiving calls from all over
the country looking for this obscure blend; a happy occurence that has led to
this tenth vintage of ZCS.
In this synergistic blend, the Zinfandel from 50 year old vines lends the
jammy fruit quality to the wine, the Carignane adds density and finish, and
the Sangiovese shows off the cherry aromatics and flavors.
Bruce purchased all of the fruit for this vintage from Wild Rose Vineyard in
Lodi, which farms to his standards. A small crop led to intense concentration
and full flavors in the finished wine.
Oak aging takes place in neutral puncheons so as not to disturb the full fruit
quality of ZCS. This is a very versatile, food friendly wine made to match a
wide range of occasions and meals.
|$14.99 per bottle
$13.49 12+ Mix & Match