2008 INTERLUDEWine Match Special Selection

40% Zinfandel Blend
C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $25.00
club price: $20.00
available:Yes
cases:900
formats: 750mL
released:Feb 14, 2011
date profiled:Oct 19, 2011
region:Sierra Foothills
AVA:Sierra Foothills
vineyards:90% of the grapes used ca ... 90% of the grapes used came from Estate Vineyards.
estate fruit:Yes
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:Blended
alcohol:14.4%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:20% New  
oak aging: 16 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
zinfandel 40% Sierra Foothills
syrah/shiraz 25% Sierra Foothills
petite sirah 23% Sierra Foothills
primitivo 13% Sierra Foothills
 
ships to: AK AR CA CO CT DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS LA ME MI MN MO NE NV NH NM NY NC ND OH OR RI SC TN TX VT VA WA WV WI WY
 
Winemaker Chaim Gur-Arieh Notes
“Interlude” is the latest wine to join the collection of blends that I started creating almost from the beginning of my wine making career. One of the differences between “Interlude” and the other blends is that we produced an adequate amount of this wine for sales in the broad market.

“Interlude” is composed of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Primitivo. The Zinfandel and Primitivo contribute fruitiness to the blend while the Syrah and Petite Sirah add the backbone and the structure along with savory, smoky and earthy flavors. This is truly a blend of new world and old world varieties which are remarkably compatible acting together with synergy and harmony.

I created this blend purposely to be a ...more... food wine. It is an elegant wine that can enhance the flavors of any food. The name “Interlude” which is the instrumental music played between the parts of a song was appropriately chosen as a metaphor to the interaction between wine and food.

The dark berry aromas which dominate in this wine carry to the palate adding herbal and earthy notes. The sustained finish brings in more dark fruit, cocoa with hints of smoke and licorice.
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