George Heritier

Tasting Notes:
George Heritier
Henry Harris
Allan Bree

Zinfully Delicious!!!



Vintage 2001

Blue Jeans to Black Tie Auction

ZAP Saturday Tasting
George Heritier's
Tasting Notes

Henry Harris'
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2001 Heritage Vineyard ZinfandelZinfandel is alive and well, if ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) 2003 was any indication.  The 4-day festival, held January 22-25, gave 291 wineries the opportunity to pour their wines for more than 10,000 attendees over that period, and much of the feedback heard by this taster was positive, especially with regard to the wines themselves.  While there were many ‘99s and 2000s tasted, the focal point of this year’s ZAP was 2001, a stellar vintage, by all accounts.

Since we last attended ZAP in 1999, another event has been added, Flights of Fancy: A Regional Showcase of California Zinfandels, held at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in Napa.  That, along with Good Eats & Zin, Evening With The Winemakers - Blue Jeans to Black Tie Auction, and the big 12th Annual Zinfandel Tasting made up the schedule, but due to time constraints, I was only able to cover the latter two.  Still, I was able to get a good feel for what’s happening with Zinfandel these days, and a lot of it is good.  Also included in this report are the observations of our own Left Coast Correspondent, Allan Bree and our good friend Henry (hank) Harris.     


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