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    Connoisseurs Guide Review  October 2006

    Comments  One Puff

    “Here is an attractive Zin that trades swagger for something akin to claret-like refinement, and it does so with no sacrifice of the varietal’s richness or fruit.  Long on well-defined berries and very solidly filled, it is a supple, moderately full-bodied working that neatly avoids any coarseness of heat, and it will be a welcome mate to sundry savory pork dishes”

    Comments  90

     “Blended with some Petite Sirah, this Zin is enormously rich in wild berry, coffee, tobacco and spice flavors, with a honey-ripe sweetness, but it’s dry.  A little oak adds a pleasant vanilla and caramel richness.

    Taste California Travel - Wine of  the Week
    February 16, 2006


    “Bright, spicy berry aromas and flavors with black pepper background in both departments. Plenty of depth and power but lively, rather than ponderous. This is a top-quality, small-production Zin,”      “Serve with braised lamb shanks on a cool evening or with grilled T-bones for a summer barbecue.”

    Puccioni Dry Creek Valley 2003 “Old Vine” Zinfandel   $28


    Sustaining a Family Legacy in Dry Creek Valley April 27, 2006

    This article, written by Dan Clarke, about Puccioni Vineyards appeared in California Food and Wine Magazine last April 27, 2006.



    Healdsburg Tribune Millie Howie July 13, 2006

    Based in Sonoma California Millie Howie is a highly respected West Coast wine writer and one of those magic characters who seems to know everyone in the wine industry. She began as a wine writer in the early 70's and has followed the development of the West Coast wineries ever since. Wine on the Web is delighted to welcome her on board and to offer readers her monthly column in her charming and individual style.

    Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Tasting Notes:
    A medium garnet color in the glass, this wine has a candied nose of blueberries, and blackberries with a slight piney note to them. In the mouth it is medium bodied with a nice mouthfeel and excellent acidity. This acid, coupled with a nice, light tannic structure keeps the blackberry flavors from becoming too jammy (it probably helps that someone didn't let the grapes dry out too much on the vines) so that the overall wine has a lighter, less common style for Sonoma Zinfandels. The finish is moderate in length and pleasant.

  • Food Pairing: Overall Score: 9
    This is a great wine for grilling -- I'd love to drink it (just slightly chilled) with grilled sausages on a hot day.

    How Much?: $26

  • New World Wine Online, Suite 101

    Puccioni Old Vine Zinfandel beautifully expresses the distinctiveness of Sonoma's Dry Creek region. Spice, earth and pepper dominate the aromatics with brooding dark cherry in the background. A massive and masculine wine with high extraction and enough soft tannins to give it a chewy texture and long, lingering finish. The Puccioni Old Vine Zinfandel is a handcrafted wine with loads of personality and made in extremely small amounts. Pair this one with a smoky barbecue or spicy Indian curry. Highly recommended.














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