Zichichi Wines

Zichichi Family Vineyard and Winery, founded in 2000, is family owned and operated in the heart of zinfandel country in Dry Creek Valley; and produces extraordinary full bodied wines from 100% handpicked estate grown grapes.

Philosophy
Zichichi Family Vineyard and Winery, located in Dry Creek Valley, California,  utilizes traditional winemaking techniques and produces wines of superlative quality that require a great deal of sacrifice. The wines, which are big ,bold, and full bodied, are aged 20 months in French and American oak and blended for the final product that delivers wine with flavor.


History
In 2000,Steve Zichichi, a New Orleans physician, and his wife, Kristin, purchased the 22 acre Bartolozzi Ranch in Dry Creek Valley, located in the historic town of Healdsburg. The ranch consists of 14 acres of zinfandel and 4 acres of petite sirah, all planted in 1928 and 1964.The vines are planted on St. George root stock, are head pruned, and grow in rocky, gravelly soil. After several years of selling their grapes to local wineries, the Zichichi's decided to build their own winery, which was completed in 2006. The facility includes a large rustic tasting room with a fabulous redwood bar and a large deck for picnics that looks out over the vineyard and the mountains to the east.

The Zichichi Family Vineyard produces these fine Dry Creek Valley wines:

 

Wine Label

Wine Name

Description

Details

2009 Zichichi Family Vineyard

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Estate Zinfandel


Dry Creek Valley

 

The 2009 Zichichi Family Vineyard Estate Zinfandel comes from our hillside vines planted in the 1960's.This classic zinfandel packs in lots of ripe, jammy flavors yet still maintains it's elegance and finesse.  Enjoy now and over the next 5-8 yrs.

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Harvest:  September, 2009

Bottling:  April 2011

Aged: 19 months in French and American Oak

Alcohol: 15.3%

Aging Potential: 5-8 years

 

2010 Zichichi Family Vineyard

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Old Vine Zinfandel


Dry Creek Valley

The 2010 Zichichi Family Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel benefited from a very good growing season that started out cold and wet but was aided by hot July days. The grapes from these 80 year old vines were hand picked when fully ripe. The wine is garnet colored with hints of jammy flavored raspberry and red cherry and is a classic example of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel that zin enthusiasts will not want to miss.

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Harvest:  September 2nd, 2010

Bottling:  April 2011

Aged: 19 months in French and American Oak

Alcohol: 14.9%

Aging Potential: 5-8 years

 

2008 Zichichi Family Vineyard

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Cabernet Sauvignon


Dry Creek Valley

 

The 2008 Zichichi Family Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon features bold, ripe, complex flavors of currant, black cherry, mint and spice. This supple, elegant wine will be showy on release and age gracefully for 8-10 years.  

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Harvest:  Harvest October, 2008

Bottling:  April 2010

Aged: 18 months in French and American Oak

Alcohol: 14.3%

Aging Potential: 8-10 years

 

2009 Zichichi Family Vineyard

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Petite Sirah


Dry Creek Valley

The 2009 Zichichi Family Vineyard Petite Sirah has a dark inky color with lavender and violet on the nose. The finish is long lasting with velvety smooth flavors of blueberry and blackberry. This wine will drink well young but age for 10 -15 years.

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Harvest : September 6th, 2009

Bottling: December 2010

Aged: 16 months in French and American Oak

Alcohol: 15.1%

Aging Potential: 10-15 years
 

 

 

 

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Our Old Vine Zinfandel 2010 is from the grapes from 80 year + old vines that were hand picked when fully ripe. The wine is deep colored with a hint of jammy flavored plums, blackberry and currants and is a classic example of old vine Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel that zin enthusiasts will not want to miss. We are sold out of 2010, so look for the release of 2011

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