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Buehler Vineyards Zinfandel Napa Valley 2006

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The grapes we choose for our 2006 Buehler Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel are a mix of those off our estate vineyards and grapes from other select Napa Valley high quality, low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over a decade, our 4.5 acre estate block consists of mature thirty-six year old vines which typically give us around 3.0 tons/acre of beautiful hillside zinfandel fruit. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of Petite Sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block. A traditional field companion to Zinfandel in pre-prohibition California vineyards, Petite Sirah contributes pepper, color, and tannin structure to the wine. The 2006 growing season shares the later-than-normal theme of 2005; late Spring rains delayed bud-break and the harvest was approximately two to three weeks later than "average" in getting started. Following a July heat spell, temperatures moderated to provide very even-ripening conditions that persisted through a beautiful Indian Summer in October. Our Zinfandel is aged for 11 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 20% of which are new. At this level of "new wood", the up-front endearing quality of Zinfandel can assert itself. Aromas of a briar patch on a hot summer day carry over to the palate and are carried in a mouth-filling, flavorful, juicy package. The wine is crafted for immediate enjoyment but for those who enjoy a more complex wine displaying some bottle-aged character, aging for another two to three years is a good option. David Cronin Winemaker Appellation Napa Valley Brix at Harvest 26.5 TA 0.57 g/100 ml PH 3.73 Alcohol 15.18% RS 0.20 g/100 ml Production 2200 cases Suggested Retail $18.00

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Buehler Vineyards:
Buehler Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery located in the mountains east of St. Helena in Napa Valley. Situated north of Pritchard Hill and Conn Valley, near the base of Howell Mountain, our hillside vineyards are planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller blocks of old-vine Zinfandel. Our family has been farming this beautiful estate for thirty-six years. We combine that e... Read more
Buehler Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery located in the mountains east of St. Helena in Napa Valley. Situated north of Pritchard Hill and Conn Valley, near the base of Howell Mountain, our hillside vineyards are planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller blocks of old-vine Zinfandel. Our family has been farming this beautiful estate for thirty-six years. We combine that experience and the unique terroir of our hillside vineyards with low yields, meticulous vineyard management, and minimalist winemaking techniques to create wines of uncommon complexity and depth, and to present these wines to wine lovers at reasonable prices. Read less

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External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Zinfandel is aged for 11 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 20% of which are new. At this level of new wood, the up?front endearing quality of Zinfandel can assert itself. Aromas of a briar patch on a hot summer day carry over to the palate and are carried in a mouth?filling, flavorful, juicy package. The wine is crafted for immediate enjoyment but for those who enjoy a more complex wine displaying some bottleaged character, aging for another two to three years is a good option.


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/16/2008

The grapes that went into the Buehler Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel are a mix of those off our estate vineyards and grapes from other select Napa Valley high quality, low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over a decade, our 4.5 acre estate block consisits of mature thirty-five year old vines which typically give us around 3.0 tons/acre of beautiful hillside zinfandel fruit. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of petite sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block. A traditional field companion to zinfandel in pre-prohibition California vineyards, petite sirah contributes pepper, color, and tannin structure to the wine.



The grapes we choose for our 2006 Buehler Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel are a mix of those off our estate vineyards and grapes from other select Napa Valley high quality, low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over a decade, our 4.5 acre estate block consists of mature thirty-six year old vines which typically give us around 3.0 tons/acre of beautiful hillside zinfandel fruit. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of Petite Sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block. A traditional field companion to Zinfandel in pre-prohibition California vineyards, Petite Sirah contributes pepper, color, and tannin structure to the wine. The 2006 growing season shares the later-than-normal theme of 2005; late Spring rains delayed bud-break and the harvest was approximately two to three weeks later than "average" in getting started. Following a July heat spell, temperatures moderated to provide very even-ripening conditions that persisted through a beautiful Indian Summer in October. Our Zinfandel is aged for 11 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 20% of which are new. At this level of "new wood", the up-front endearing quality of Zinfandel can assert itself. Aromas of a briar patch on a hot summer day carry over to the palate and are carried in a mouth-filling, flavorful, juicy package. The wine is crafted for immediate enjoyment but for those who enjoy a more complex wine displaying some bottle-aged character, aging for another two to three years is a good option. David Cronin Winemaker Appellation Napa Valley Brix at Harvest 26.5 TA 0.57 g/100 ml PH 3.73 Alcohol 15.18% RS 0.20 g/100 ml Production 2200 cases Suggested Retail $18.00

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