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A Zinfandel Star on the Rise


Winemaker Marco Cappelli, who made his name at Swanson in Napa Valley, followed his love of Zinfandel to the Sierra Foothills.  He is not alone in searching out the some of the oldest Zinfandel vineyards in CA - even Turley Cellars, arguably the most famous Zinfandel producer, has moved to the area as well.


Marco is the driving force behind the wonderful Zinfandels of Miraflores - ranked among the top 15 Zinfandels in California, and the Endeavor Zinfandel - which is also made at Miraflores, and is the best value CA red we have ever had.






2011 Endeavor Zinfandel   reg $17.99 / $13.49 SALE


This is made for us by Marco at Miraflores – a special cuvee using grapes from our friends vineyard which neighbors Miraflores 40 acres.  Dark ruby to purple in color, this medium-bodied wine smells of earth, mineral and peppery herbs with red and black fruit. The palate is of spicy dark fruit mixed with cherry, vanilla and spice.


It doesn’t taste like a Zin from anywhere else. It has the bold fruit of Paso Robles, a touch of spice like Dry Creek, the structure of Napa and the acidity of a Russian River Zin.  Put it all together and you have a great Zinfandel – a worthy Endeavor – and a wonderful value!


The 2011 Endeavor Zin was sourced from vineyards located in the Sierra Foothills of California in the El Dorado AVA. This custom cuvee was crafted by award-winning winemaker Marco Cappelli.  Endeavor seeks to offer wines of great quality that represent both authenticity of place (terroir) and tremendous value.




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