Zinfandel, 2015. Bianchi.

Zinfandel, 2015. Bianchi.

Item #: C0519R1DC
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Zinfandel
Vineyard/Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Color: Very Deep Purple
Nose: Strawberry, Cherry, Spice
Palate: Dense Berry, Vanilla
Finish: Large and Lovely
Rating: 94
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2027/Red Meat, Game/15.5 % Alcohol by Volume
Availability: Out of Stock
Retail Price: $20.00    Log in for LOWEST PRICE!
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The Bianchi Winery was started 45 years ago when Glenn Bianchi and his father, Joe, purchased a winery and vineyard on the banks of the San Joaquin River in California's Central Valley. Back then, this area was known primarily for inexpensive jug wines. The Bianchis wanted to change all that - and they did.

Along with another pioneer, Angelo Papagni, they defied the accepted low ranking of Central Valley wines, and created superb wines from here that could rival many from more-heralded areas.

Eventually the Bianchis purchased vineyards in Paso Robles and built a state-of-the-art winery there. It was Glenn's dream to produce ultra-premium wines with finesse and character, and this was his chance.

One grape that has thrived in Paso - unlike a great many that have not - is Zinfandel. Glenn wasted no time in planting this grape, and soon was making the benchmark wine of the region.

Zinfandel has always been the workhorse grape of California. It can grow successfully in almost any wine region in the state. But, when properly placed and cultivated, it can produce absolutely outstanding wine.

This is a classic example, with its deep, brooding color and the slow release of black cherry, plum and strawberry aromas as the wine is swirled in the glass. The flavor expands on the aromas, adding a touch of spice and vanilla, until you reach the finish, which packs a wallop and more.

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May 20, 2019  |  By Boris
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We have known about the club for some time but never had a chance to order from them. We were looking to order wine for an upcoming event. I saw a Zin on the club's list from a winery that we were familiar with. We knew the winery but not this particular wine. So, I decided to order a sampler case to check it out. I had some questions for which I got immediate answers from their chat system. I placed the order on a Friday, fully expecting to wait 7-10 days to get the wines. It took about two business days, the wines arrived on Tuesday morning! Turns out the Zin ($10-12 range) I ordered is excellent. We had a guest for dinner and four people tried it. Three gave it thumbs up (including myself). Only my wife gave it a so-so rating. To be fair, she was comparing it to a reserve Zin ($50+) we had just tried. Overall I am very happy with the wine and the service. So I am going to go ahead and order a few more cases. I am also curious about their mystery cases. So I'll probably order a case too just to check them out.

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