2014 Ottimino Zinfinity, Sonoma
Pricing $23.50 per 5
% off 6, 10% off 12

750 cases produced

85% Zin, 15% Petite Sirah

10 cases available at this price

There are a great many twenty dollar wines to choose from. The key to choosing a really good twenty dollar wine is in finding those with forty dollar components. Ottimino Zinfinity is that.  Zinfinity is made by Bill Knuttel. Though the 2014 Zinfinity has not yet been rated, previous vintages are all 90 plus points as are the ratings for virtually every wine  Bill makes.  So there you have the winemaking component.  Great winemakers tend to make wines  with excellent structure and balance.  The Zinfinity is that with a polished dark spicy plum and cherry flavor profile finishing in lengthy brambly smoky black and blue fruit. Bill added old vine Petite Sirah to get that finish.  The Zinfinity is a  completely delightful dinner wine , reminding me more of a high quality, velvety Italian Rosso than it does Zinfandel.  This wine is a compliment to red meats, pizza, pasta, a variety of cheeses and without question BBQ!

" The 2014 vintage of Zinfinity's foundation is the 50 year old vines in Biglieri Vineyard at the southern edge of Dry Creek Valley, blended with some Bradford Mountain selection Zin from their Ottimino Vineyard, their home ranch. To these finely nuanced Zins, they  added dense hillside fruit from Windsor Oaks Vineyard in the Chalk Hill sub-appellation of Russian River Valley and more old vine Zin from Rancho Bello Vineyard.  Finally, they added Petite Sirah from the steep hillside vines to enhance the density and structure of the blend. The lots were aged separately for eight months, then fashioned in Zinfinity and racked to French oak for twelve more months of aging! "
All of the very best for your weekend,
Rex and Michele
Some of us have been lucky enough to taste the Zinfinity more than once.  The first time was on Ranger's opening day. We invited friends. That nights  lineup is below and we definitely did better than the Rangers! All the wines were expensive, except for the Zinfinity. While very easy to drink it has a quiet seriousness about it.  Not saying overly complex, but definitely more than one dimensional.  The Zinfinity stood with the high end wines we drank that night. Taste like your drinking more like a $40 Zin!! ( M )

Long time California wine-maker William Knuttel (picture below) has concentrated on ultra-premium winemaking for the majority of his career. Knuttel's winemaking journey began at Saintsbury.  While there he founded and was owner/winemaker of Tria, producing fine Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel. Bill has also served as Vice President and Winemaker at Chalk Hill Winery and Dry Creek Vineyard, as well as producing his own label.

John Smylie, Central South Region Manager of Cuvaison Estate Wines, will be joining The Classic 1to conduct this exclusive wine tasting dinner featuring specialty wines of limited production from the estates of Cuvaison and Brandlin. This will be a full 4-course dinner and wines will be paired with each course, plus reception wines.

The Classic's General Manager, Francis Silmon, just toured the Cuvaison estate a few weeks ago, and will be on-hand to talk about his adventures in wine country. This is going to be a fun event!

Tuesday, June 6
6:30 pm
$125 per person plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 817-430-8185

The Classic
Cuvaison Wine Dinner
June 6, 2017
Pass App
Fried pork belly cube with sweet corn sauce pipette & Wagyu carpaccio wrapped asparagus
2014 Estate Grown Carneros Chardonnay
1st Course
Seared Scallops with Celery Root Salad
2014 Single Block Series Kite Tail Chardonnay
2nd Course
Pan-roasted breast of duck, dauphinoise, caramelized chicory
2014 Single Block Series Spire Pinot Noir
3rd Course
Beef wellington, black garlic duchess potatoes, baby carrots
2013 Brandlin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
4th Course
Chocolate Pecan Pie
2012 Brandlin Henry's Keep Proprietary Red Wine

Rex Perry, 972-904-9917 rex@masutawineconsulting.com
Michele Mercy 214-906-5251  michele@masutawineconsulting.com
Francis Silmon 817-271-2720  francis@theclassiccafe.com