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Woodenhead Vintners’ 2006 Martinelli Road Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel comes from a small Russian River Valley property that was originally planted to wine grapes in 1882. When the land was sold to the Martinelli family in 1903, some of the vines were replanted with Italian clones, and today the Martinellis continue the over one hundred year family tradition of producing ultra premium, old vine wine grapes (some of the vines aging 124 years this vintage!). Woodenhead’s 2006 Zinfandel is just gorgeous…rivaling any century vine Zins produced in California. Dark ruby in color, this Old Vine Zinfandel has a nose of rose and violets framed by dark berries, plums, cedar, and blackberry briar as only the Russian River Valley can give. The palate screams blackberry, Bing cherry, dark chocolate and mocha notes with an expressive mid palate and long, long finish. The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) Festival awarded this wine its Top Score: 9.5 Points and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition honored it with a Gold Medal. Aged in French oak. [+]