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Giana 2011
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Estate Single-Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 2011
Aging
15 Mos; 50% New French
Cases
554 Cases
Alcohol
15.5 abv

Giana 2011

YOUNG VINE ZINFANDEL

“Giana Zinfandel is luscious and sleek, with floral cherry and smoke aromas and complex yet briary raspberry and cracked pepper flavors.” – 91 points, Wine Spectator

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Giana | Young Vine Zinfandel | Napa Valley

Named for Michael's youngest daughter and fellow Culinary Institute of America alum (like her father), the Giana is Michael's "go-to" wine for grilling, due to its food-friendliness.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Almost entirely comprised of Zinfandel from 5 to 17 year-old estate vines, this mouthwatering wine pairs perfectly with all foods in all seasons and for all occasions. This crowd-pleaser happens to be our fan favorite. Dark red fruits of cherries and berries, with a supple spice of mint, and a chocolate finish. This wine is full and rich upfront, and buffered on the back end by a firm natural acidity. A hint of our estate Petite Sirah fleshes out the structure of the wine and prolongs the finish. Drink this wine now or age for up to 5-7 years in the cellar.
Ratings
“Giana Zinfandel is luscious and sleek, with floral cherry and smoke aromas and complex yet briary raspberry and cracked pepper flavors.” –TF, Wine Spectator
Vineyard Notes
Michael Chiarello, Winegrower. Amigo Bob Cantisano, Organic Viticultural Consultant. Located in St. Helena, Chiarello Vineyards estate consists of 20 acres of pre-Prohibition era vineyards, mostly dry-farmed with organic and sustainable practices. The Giana vineyard is Zinfandel (Rafanelli Clone) planted on 101-14 rootstock in gravelly loam soils.
Production Notes
Thomas Rivers Brown, Winemaker. All CFV grapes are vinified, cellared and bottled at Outpost Winery on Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Giana Zinfandel spends 15 months aging in 50% New French Oak barrels, from Taransaud, Darnajou, and Saury cooperages.