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2013 Hartford Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard Zinfandel

95 Points -

"The 2013 Zinfandel Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard (264 cases produced) was aged in 100% French oak of which 51% was new. This killer Zin includes a dollop of Petite Sirah. Its opaque purple color is accompanied by notes of licorice, incense, blackcurrants and black cherries, bay leaf, spice box, and pepper. This full-bodied stunner should drink well for 7-8 years or longer."
—Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, October, 2015

$60 QTY

Historic Acclaim 

2012: "Outstanding" 92 points, Robert Parker’sThe Wine Advocate
2011: "Outstanding" 91+ points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2011: "Outstanding" 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2010: "Outstanding" 92 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
2009: "Outstanding" 95 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2009: "Outstanding" 93 points, The Wine Spectator
2008: "Outstanding" 95 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2006: "Outstanding" 94 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2005: "Outstanding" 92 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Spectator
2004: "Outstanding" 94 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2003: "Outstanding" 90 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
2000: "Outstanding" 93 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Vineyard & Vintage Character 

The 100+ year old Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard is located on about seven acres along a slight rise off Wood Road in the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. It is dry-farmed and has been hand-tended by the Fanucchi family for over 35 years. The vineyard is head trained, but Peter Fanucchi raised the gnarled old vines from just above ground level to chest height. This modification seems to provide greater sun exposure and air circulation and to have reinvigorated the old vines, enhancing the production of high-quality, old-vine fruit.

The soils on Wood Road are sandy loam of relatively low pH and fertility. Old vines on these soils produce small Zinfandel berries with bright, concentrated cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. At optimum ripeness, the fruit makes a big, intense, long-lived Zinfandel of unique personality.