Overview of the Wine
Located in Mendocino County, California, Kalpela Wines are the namesake of the Native American Pomo chief who our little local village Calpella was named. Calpella is now home to many Italian immigrant families, most of which have resided in the community for over 100 years.
Our wines are produced from many old-vine vineyards located in the hills and benchlands which overlook the headwaters of the beautiful Russian River. These extremely well-priced wines are not simple ordinary négociant wines which you find in this price category, but are fruit driven, complex and well-balanced wines produced and bottled at our winery in Redwood Valley. The wines are lovingly aged and or fermented in our forest of American and French oak barrels, again unusual for wines of this price. Kalpela’s retro Napa Valley/European label depicts tradition, quality and value.
Grape / Blend
78% Zinfandel and 22% Carignane
Mendocino County, CA
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Our Provincial red wine comes from 4 different old vine vineyards scattered throughout the benchlands and hillsides of Mendocino County. Many of these vineyards are still farmed by 3rd and 4th generation Italian-Americans. This vintage displays a rich dark purple garnet color and deep aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, plum, spicy sandalwood with hints of toasty oak. Uplifting flavors of plum, black cherry cola and a subtle of earthiness combine to give this full-bodied Zinfandel a generous mouth-feel. Rich full tannins and balanced acidity lead into a long, lingering finish.
Product size: 750ml