Inspiration Vineyards

2015 Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County CA

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Appearance medium ruby with garnet flecks

(note the clear edges indicating the wine's age)
Aromas ripe cherry, blueberry, vanilla bean, molasses, leather, dried leaves, bay leaf, eucalyptus
Palate blackberry sauce, cassis, white pepper, eucalyptus, black tea, lush body, soft tannins, puckery acidity, extended finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
grilled meats, Italian sausage, venison and brisket, tomato based pasta dishes such as lasagna or spaghetti, beef stew or chili and cheeses such as Parmesan, aged Cheddar or Gouda, Asiago or Pepper Jack

100% field blend old vine Zinfandel

71 cases
Aging Potential
Aged to drinking perfection, enjoy now!
Estate Vineyard - Inspiration Vineyards
About The Vineyard

This is affectionately called the winery’s “Front Yard Zin”. the grapes were planted in the later 1800’s in the front of our house on Olivet Road. This vineyard was ripped out and replanted by the next owner, giving you the opportunity to add a few more cherished bottles to your cellar.

Winemaker Notes

Aged 15 months in neutral American oak

This wine is unfiltered


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Winemaker: Jon Phillips

About the Winemaker

Jon Phillips’ says that his passion for wine is likely in his blood, as he grandparents owned California vineyards in the early 1900’s. His love of wine grew through his time working at a tasting room, teaching wine appreciation classes and taking courses through UC Davis Extension in Enology and Viticulture. Making wine in his garage for friends and family since 1999, Jon followed his dream, purchased 6 acres in the Russian River Valley and launched Inspiration Vineyards in 2002. Jon’s small batch wines have earned many accolades, and he also offers winemaking services in the region.
About the Winery
Inspiration Vineyards
Born from a dream and a mid-life career change, Inspiration Vineyards was created in 2002. Jon Phillips’ passion for wine, however, dates back much further to his grandparents who made wine in the early 1900’s. For years, Jon was determined to break into the wine business by working weekends in tasting rooms, teaching wine classes and ultimately enrolling in a class at UC Davis in Enology and Viticulture.
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