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Wine Name: ¿Por qué no?
Vintage: 2007
Appellation: Napa Valley (AVA)
Sub-Appellation: N/A
Vineyard: Tres Sabores, Guarino, Chavez, etc.
Suggested Retail Price: $ 25
Alcohol Content: 14.7%
Cases Produced: 2000
Winemaker: Julie Johnson
Winemaker Tasting Notes: History of the wine: We make two lovely estate wines at Tres Sabores: Rutherford Zinfandel (limited to 500 cases) and Rutherford Perspective Cabernet Sauvignon (200 cases). Back in 2000, we had a few barrels left over and literally asked ourselves: “So what would happen if we combined everything delicious that we still had in the cellar and added a little vino from our spice box (Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot)?” To which, of course, the answer was: “Why Not?!” Quite naturally, the wine reflects the composition and the spontaneity of the moment. We’ve made it ever since. In fact, now we’ve planted Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot on the property so we’re assured of making it every year. What we like about the wine ¤ Out-front fruit-filled aromatics: blackberry, boysenberry, black cherry. These characters reflect the Zinfandel element in the wine—especially since the use of ‘previously inspired’ barrels serves to buoy the fruit rather than mask it. ¤ Also—a nice middle mouth feel: there’s substance and texture there. Here’s where the Cabernet comes in. The Petite Sirah also gives an earthiness and robustness (and a dash of pepper, as well, complementing the natural spiciness of Zinfandel). ¤ Something fun that you can’t quite put your finger on: Petit Verdot adds a bit of sparkle—a fresh carbonic note—not to mention its contribution to the deep purple color. Winemakers notes The estate Zinfandel, hand- crafted by Julie Johnson, contributes to this wine. Tres Sabores ‘Rutherford Perspective’ Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah make up the balance. All the grapes were hand-harvested then fermented in open top bins with frequent punch-downs then basket- pressed and racked to a range of small oak barrels: mixing it up a bit between classic Bordeaux and Burgundy with a little American on the side (Seguin Moreau, Sylvain, Francois Freres, Billon, Berger, Ramond, Radoux, and World Cooperage). Natural acidity. pH of 3.8. Bottled early May 2009. 2000 cases.
Release Date: 08/09
Sold Out: no
Special Offers for ZAP Members

Tasting Discount: $10 or 50%
* As above

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to Wine Club or Special Events

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1620 S Whitehall Lane
St Helena, CA 94574
Phone: 707-967-8027
Fax: 707-967-8029

Winery Founded: 1999
Winery Location Region: Napa Valley
Cases Produced: 3,000
Winery Open for Tasting: By Appt. Only
Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $20
   * ZAP members presenting their membership card receive a 50% discount on the tasting fee for themselves and one companion and may picnic at the vineyard
Retail Sales at Winery: By Appt. Only
Offers Online Sales: Yes
   * Are you interested in purchasing Tres Sabores? Terrific! Please go to our website for details or call us directly at 707-967-8027. Thank you!
Has a Wine Club: Yes
   * The Tres Sabores Wine Society: "SABOR" is going strong. We welcome your membership! Three tiers are available for subscription, the wine is sent in four equal shipments: Terroir (total of 1 case/year), Varietal (total of 2 cases/year), Artisan (total of 4 cases/year). Members are invited to special events at the winery and receive a discount on wine purchases and on most out-of-winery events. Please contact us or visit the website for details.
Offers Winery Tours: By Appt. Only
Offers Vineyard Tours: By Appt. Only
Food Available at Winery: Yes
   * We offer tastings of our Fire-Roasted Zinfandel Marinade and Grilling glaze and tastings of our CCOF estate Olive Oil (as available seasonally)
Has a Picnic Area: Yes
   * ZAP members are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy their tasting under our centuries-old olive trees at vineyard-side. We are off the beaten path and known not only for our panoramic views of the Rutherford Bench but for our spirit of hospitality!
Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only
   * Every tour is personally conducted by either the winemaker/ owner, or our estate manager.
Offers a Barrel Tasting: By Appt. Only
   * Please contact us to make a special appointment for a barrel tasting. Thank you. 707-967-8027

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