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Fermented, bottled and aged in Louisiana, the old vine Zinfandel grapes for this wine were sourced from Lodi, Calif., an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the river delta where the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys meet. After vinification, the wine spent more than three years in five-year-old oak. Much like a young tawny, it offers toasted nut and honey aromas with ripe dark fruit flavors that linger long. Drink now and over the next four to 10 years. Good sipped with Stilton, aged cheddar and rich desserts. Where to buy it: The Wine Seller, Martin Wine Cellar in Metairie, DorignacÕs and HughÕs Wine Cellar in Mandeville. Where to drink it: Palace CafŽ, Longbranch in Abita Springs and the tasting room at Pontchartrain Vineyards in Bush, La. (Listings current at press time.)
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