2013 Edmeades Perli Zinfandel

91 Points Wine Enthusiast
In stock
A complex and classy Zinfandel from a very special site in Northern California. First planted in the 1800s, the Perli vineyard is situated just ten miles from the Pacific's cooling influence and more than 450 metres up in the Mendocino ranges. Here rocky ridge soils with a gradient of up to a 60% bring a combination of superb drainage and clear sunlight to an extremely long ripening period. The result is a Zinfandel that has everything -- bright fruit and full body with lovely savoury background themes. A beautiful food red for the decanter or cellar, the Perli is delicious.
$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle


97% Zinfandel and 3% Syrah

Its Origins

The winery’s history began in 1963 when Dr. Donald Edmeades, founded his winery and launched the Edmeades brand in 1972. The Jackson family purchased the winery and its vineyards in 1988. Using grapes grown in Mendocino County’s rugged coastal mountains, Edmeades crafts Zinfandels with distinctive character and personality. The simplicity of the winemaking allows the soil and climate of each site, plus the essential character of the variety, to shine through in every wine. Ben Salazar joined Edmeades as head winemaker in 2012 after working as an enologist and assistant winemaker for other Jackson Family wineries. He is a Zinfandel devotee who appreciates the grape’s historical importance to California. Edmeades is best known for its limited-edition, single-vineyard Zinfandels from some of the oldest and highest sites in Mendocino County, including Perli (planted in the late 1800s), Piffero (planted in 1930 using blasting powder to clear the side of a mountain), Shamrock (2,800 feet above the Pacific Ocean), and Gianoli (planted at 1,900 feet in the 1880s).

Jackson Family Estates

What The Critics Say

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Concentrated, bright and focused fruit flavors feel shaped by a moderate oak influence in this full-bodied and nicely structured wine. A good amount of tannin wraps the raspberry and blackberry flavors in a firm texture."

Winemaker notes on current 2013 vintage

"Aromas of fresh blackberries, black currants, cedar, and spicy forest hardwoods blend together in the glass. On the palate, blackberry liqueur and plum flavors are complimented by a slightly smoky and meaty character. The wine has ripe, soft tannins, and a mouthwatering acidity"

Variety Zinfandel
Region California
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 15.50%
Maturity 2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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