Our Wines

Our Wines

Using grapes grown in Mendocino County’s rugged coastal mountains, Edmeades crafts bold, intense Zinfandels of distinctive character and personality. We work side by side with a small group of growers, who year after year produce some of Mendocino County’s most highly-prized grapes. We prefer a delicate touch in our cellar, allowing each vineyard to be fully expressed in the wines we make.

Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel

2013 Shamrock Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

Always the most savory of the Edmeades Zinfandels, aromas of bay leaf, cherry pit, crushed cranberries, and dried herbs comprise the wine’s bouquet. Flavors of fresh blackberries, cherries, and blood orange are framed by bright acidity and firm tannins.

Gianoli Zinfandel

2013 Gianoli Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

Intense fruit aromas of cherry preserves, framboise, and cinnamon, with more subtle background hints of wild sage, pine needles, and mushrooms. Ripe cherry and raspberry flavors are accentuated by warm spices and cracked black pepper notes. Soft tannins and balanced acidity elevate the fruit intensity. Dark chocolate, vanilla, and caramelized sugar tones linger on the finish.

2013 Perli Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

Aromas of fresh blackberries, black currants, cedar, and spicy forest hardwoods blend together in the glass. On the palate, blackberry liqueur and plum flavors are complimented by a slightly smoky and meaty character. The wine has ripe, soft tannins, and a mouthwatering acidity.

2013 Mendocino County

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

Offering plenty of Zinny character, it’s dry and brisk in mouth-cleansing acidity, with soft tannins and rich flavors of dusty baking spices, blackberry purée, cherry compote, cola, shaved dark chocolate, red licorice and a savory coating of toasted cedar wood. The addition of a small percentage of Petite Sirah (10%) and Syrah (4%) contributes complexity. A great accompaniment to barbecue, game, roasted chicken, stews and lasagna.

2013 Mendocino County

Petite Sirah

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TASTING NOTES

Aromas of blueberry compote, toasty oak, vanilla, and roasted coffee beans are exhibited in the 2013 Mendocino County Petite Sirah. The wine is dense and full-bodied, with flavors of black and blue fruits. Smoked meat and spice characteristics accentuate the finish. The tannins are firm, yet approachable.

Edmeades 2013 Anderson Valley Gewurztraminer

2013 Anderson Valley

Gewurztraminer

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TASTING NOTES

The 2013 Edmeades Anderson Valley Gewurztraminer displays aromas of lemon verbena, fresh rose petals, stone fruits and citrus blossoms. The citrus character continues to the palate, with flavors of orange zest and Meyer lemon, and transitions to sweeter nectarine notes. The round texture, bright acidity, and overall freshness make this wine versatile, whether enjoying as an aperitif, out on the patio, or accompanying light and delicate dishes.

Edmeades 2012 Piffero Vineyard Zinfandel

2012 Piffero Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

A Zin with super-ripe red currant and dried cherry flavors, yet with noticeable acidity. This tartness provides perfect balance to the lush cherry fruit flavors. Layers of cinnamon, crushed black pepper and nutmeg give it a classic Zinfandel spiciness. The wine’s body is one of its most interesting aspects, silky and light like Pinot Noir. In fact, the color is a translucent ruby. There’s also a chocolatey lusciousness, although the finish is absolutely dry.

Edmeades 2012 Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel

2012 Shamrock Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

The 2012 Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel displays aromas of blackberries, plums, rhubarb, sage, and pepperwood. Dark fruits, dried herbs, peppercorn, and smoked meat are expressed on the palate, and are accompanied by fine tannins and bright acidity. This wine displays the wonderful union between both sweet and savory characteristics.

Edmeades 2012 Gianoli Vineyard Zinfandel

2012 Gianoli Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

So broad and deep are the flavors in this mountain-grown, to call it intense is an understatement. Massive in briary, brambly blackberries, it has layers of baking spices, especially cloves and cinnamon, orange zest, and a sweet, concentrated burst of liquefied red licorice. There’s also meaty note: think teriyaki beef tartare. The alcohol is high, as indeed it has to be in a wine like this, which would not be ripe without it; but there’s no heat, just a mouth-filling warmth that rewards slow sipping.

Edmeades 2012 Edmeades' Folly Red Wine Blend

2012 Edmeades' Folly

Red Wine Blend

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TASTING NOTES

The 2012 Edmeades’ Folly has aromas of black fruits, blueberries, plums, and leather. The texture is rich, round, and lush, displaying flavors of dark fruits, anise, and pepper. Notes of toasted oak and vanilla accentuate the finish. This wine is made in honor of Dr. Donald Edmeades, the founder of Edmeades and pioneer of Anderson Valley grape growing.

Edmeades 2011 Piffero Vineyard Zinfandel

2011 Piffero Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

The 2011 Piffero Vineyard Zinfandel displays notes of dark cherries, red fruit, cinnamon, and tobacco smoke. Medium-bodied with a mouthwatering acidity and a subtle earthiness, the wine continues a cherry focused fruit profile on the palate. Notes of warm spices, cherry pit, extra dark chocolate, and smoke highlight a pleasing finish.

Edmeades 2011 Shamrock Vineyard Zinfandel

2011 Shamrock Vineyard

Zinfandel

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TASTING NOTES

The 2011 Shamrock Zinfandel expresses aromas of ripe black fruits, cedar, leather, forest floor, black licorice, and caramelized sugar. The wine is round and full bodied, with ultra-ripe cherry and plum flavors. A cracked black pepper spice transitions to an intense, smooth dark chocolate finish.