WINEMAKER(S)
Agostino Gamba, Jr.

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 33

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Gamba Vineyards and Winery
A Brand New Bottling of Old Vine Vineyards

Zinfandel
Gamba Estate Vineyard 50%, Starr Road Ranch 50%
Russian River Valley
2014
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Guided by a family heritage of more than six generations of winegrape growing, it is a firm belief at Gamba that exceptional wines are made in the vineyard. Every Gamba Zinfandel is an individual expression of the vineyard with each unique vintage. These limited production, handcrafted wines are a tribute to the art of farming, and to generations of Old World, traditional winemaking.

As old vine vineyards continue to disappear from the landscape, Gamba strives to preserve what is quickly becoming a limited commodity—truly Old Vine Zinfandel. This lot is a barrel blend of Winemaker Agostino Gamba, Jr.’s two favorite old vine vineyards: The Gamba Estate Vineyard, planted in 1900 and the Starr Road Ranch, planted in 1920. Organically farmed and utilizing solely rainwater for irrigation, both vineyards produce low yields of intensely flavored berries. This unique blend brings together the best characteristics from both vineyards, resulting in a truly unforgettable Old Vine Zinfandel experience.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

January 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.