2008 ZD, 40th Anniversary, Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes

The 2008 vintage marked the 40th Anniversary of ZD Wines,
and this wine is the 40th consecutive vintage of Pinot Noir
produced. Crafted from a blend of the highly regarded Dijon
clones 667, 777 and the older, but equally respected, 115
and Pommard clones, this wine is a true expression of what
the Carneros has to offer. The vineyard has been farmed
organically since 2002 and was certified in 2005. The medium
ruby color and aromas of briary raspberry and black cherry are
complemented by subtle hints of vanilla, cedar and rhubarb.
Aged for 10 months in small French Oak barrels, the subtle oak
nuances integrate beautifully with the ripe, unctuous fruit and
silky tannins.
Chris Pisani, Winemaker
Winemaker

What do you get when you mix Brooklyn
attitude with Napa style? The answer is some
great tasting wine. Chris Pisani, Winemaker
for ZD Wines, is a rare combination of east
coast street smart and California cool.
Growing up in a big Italian family, Chris
learned to appreciate the very things that make
Napa so memorable: great food, wine and
company. This real-world education made him
a perfect fit at ZD Wines where family is the
cornerstone of the winery's values, and great
wine and food fall close behind.
Gold Medal - Taster’s Guild Intl. Wine Competition 2010
Gold Medal - San Francisco Intl. Wine Competition 2010
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