Friday, March 11, 2005

Old Vine Zin

Beautiful Day.
Just received the wine lab results from the 04 Zin. It is not H2s, Mercaptans, or Disulfides. Just as I thought. Ml funk.
We are taking over all the farming and fruit from the Rabolli Vineyard! Planted around 1918! We are paying Wente to farm it to our specifications. Pruning today! We decided to farm just over 14 acres of the 40 there. We are taking a risk, but we believe it will be well worth the reward.
We hired David Gates (vineyard manager) from Ridge Vineyards to consult on the farming. I am excited!

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Blogger Matt said...

Hello Rhonda my name is Matthew Rabolli. I read that you have a barrel of Zin from the Rabolli Vineyard? It's not a common name here and anyone with it must be related. I have heard stories that my Italian relatives from long ago owned vineyards outside Milan somewhere. Do you know anything about the barrel or the vineyard? I would like to get my hands on a bottle someday! Matt. mdrabolli@yahoo.com

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Blogger Jeff said...

Rhonda,

This from the other side of the country. We are an amateur wine consortium in Saratoga Springs, New York. This year was our first experience with Lodi Zinfandel grapes and, as you can read, we think we ran into your "Ml funk".

http://webmail.pas.earthlink.net/wam/msg.jsp?msgid=993&folder=Saratoga+WineCrafts&x=1551636320

If the link doesn't work, the blog is http://newyorkwineproject.blogspot.com

You just never know whose listening in!

Jeff Saelens
Saratoga WineCrafts

12:15 PM  

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