Old & Mature Vines, 2005

$ 180.00

This wine represents the labor of three generations of the Scherrer family — most of the vines that produced this wine were planted in 1912. It was bottled without fining or filtration to capture the beauty and personality of the Scherrer Vineyard. Although enjoyable in its youth, it should age and develop gracefully for 5 to 10 years after the vintage.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 OMV Zinfandel is both spicy and fruity, with many layers: red, blue and black fruits, and a minerality and earthiness that made me anxious to bottle it so I could conveniently take some home. During its time in the barrel, I had to keep reminding myself that pushing the bottling date out as far as possible is a very good thing for our Zinfandels.






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  1. Judi Scherrer

    The Wine AdvocateFebruary 2010

    Scherrer continues to demonstrate a brilliant touch with Zinfandel. From some of his oldest vines, the 2005 Zinfandel Scherrer Vineyard is a very strong effort in a vintage that was unkind to many Zinfandel producers. Wild strawberry, fresh pepper, and earth undertones are found in this medium to full-bodied, ripe, nicely textured, seductive effort. Drink it over the next 3–4 years. Consistently fine wines with considerable personality/individuality are produced by Fred Scherrer. 90 points, Robert Parker

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