Zinfandel and the Barrel
Five iconic winemakers discuss how they select coopered wood to age their wine.
by Eric Stern
Dec 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Zinfandel has a particularly long and storied history in the California wine industry. The wine has earned a devoted following among consumers, in no small part due to the treasury of old vine Zinfandel vineyards planted throughout a handful of selected California counties, including Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, San Luis Obispo, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern and San Joaquin. Today, according to the non-profit Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP), there are more than 300 registered producers and man...
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