ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

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Vintage: 2021
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ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, meticulously crafted by winemaker Brandon DeLeuze and under the watchful eye of Senior Winemaker Chris Pisani, is a remarkable testament to the dedication and skill of the ZD Wines team. This vintage marks another successful year for the esteemed Napa Valley winery, famed for its commitment to quality and sustainability, demonstrated by its use of 100% certified organic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Deeply rooted in tradition, ZD Wines first ventured into the art of Cabernet Sauvignon creation in 1975. Since then, the winery has meticulously honed its craft, ensuring each bottle of ZD Cabernet Sauvignon tells a unique story of its origin. The 2021 vintage is no exception. Born from a year characterized by exceptionally dry conditions, the vines were met with challenges that they overcame gracefully, offering a smaller yet intensely flavorful yield.

The winemaking process for the ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is as detailed as it is devoted. Utilizing open-top fermentation, a technique that allows for manual punching of the cap every 8 hours, the winery ensures that each ZD vineyard lot expresses its individuality. The lots are initially aged separately in American Oak barrels for meticulous monitoring before they converge into a harmonious blend, a testament to the meticulous artistry of ZD Wines Winery.

Upon pouring, this ZD Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a mesmerizing deep ruby color, a visual prelude to its rich complexity. The aroma is a lavish bouquet of cassis, black cherry, and clove, with delicate undercurrents of baking spice, cola, and the warm embrace of toasty vanilla, a tribute to its 22-month sojourn in American Oak.

The palate of the ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon is a masterful display of balance and elegance. It offers a generous core of red and black fruits, where the soft tannins and moderate acidity dance in perfect harmony. The integration with the toasted American Oak is seamless, adding a layer of sophistication to this already exquisite vintage. While immensely enjoyable now, the wine promises to unfold new facets of complexity and depth with age.

This vintage has not only charmed those who have had the privilege to taste it but has also earned acclaim in the wine world. Garnering a resounding 96 Points and the esteemed Double Gold Medal at the American Fine Wine Competition in 2024, the ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 stands as a beacon of winemaking excellence.

In conclusion, the ZD Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is not just a wine; it’s a narrative of passion, precision, and the unyielding pursuit of perfection. From the meticulous care in the vineyards to the artful finesse in the cellar, every sip offers an intimate glimpse into the heart and soul of ZD Wines Winery. It’s a journey worth savoring, one that promises to evolve beautifully with time.

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What does ZD wine stand for?

ZD Wines, founded in 1969, stands for "Zero Defects," reflecting the founders' aerospace backgrounds and their commitment to quality and perfection. This philosophy guides their approach to producing exceptional wines, with a focus on organic viticulture and sustainable practices at their Napa Valley winery.

Who owns ZD wines?

ZD Wines is a family-owned operation, passionately led by the deLeuze family. The winery was established by two aerospace engineers, Norman deLeuze and Gino Zepponi, in 1969. Today, the legacy continues with the second and third generations of the deLeuze family at the helm, ensuring the enduring quality and character of ZD Wines.

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ZD Wines, a beacon of viticultural excellence, nestles in the heart of Rutherford, Napa Valley. Since its establishment in 1969, this winery, guided by the visionary deLeuze family, has carved its niche in the world of premium winemaking. The winery's strategic location in Rutherford, a region celebrated for its premium Cabernet Sauvignon, and the family's unwavering dedication, have steered ZD Wines to become synonymous with top-tier wines and organic farming excellence. The winery's vineyards, a testament to their commitment to quality and sustainability, are the lifeblood of their renowned wines. The ZD Rutherford Estate Vineyard, a 3.2-acre expanse along the Silverado Trail on the eastern bench of Rutherford, is a viticultural marvel, producing wines that resonate with the...check our brand ZD Wines
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Cabernet Sauvignon, often referred to simply as "Cabernet," is one of the world's most widely recognized and acclaimed red wine grape varieties. Renowned for its robust structure, alluring aromas, and complex flavors, Cabernet Sauvignon has captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. This article delves into the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, exploring its origins, the regions where it flourishes, and the unique sensory experiences it offers. What is Cabernet Sauvignon? Originating from a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon has since become synonymous with quality and prestige in the wine world. The grape is known for its thick skin and hardy vine, making it resilient against...Please check Cabernet Sauvignon for more information

Winemaker of ZD Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Brandon deLeuze

Brandon deLeuze

Brandon deLeuze, a name synonymous with dedication and innovation in the wine industry, epitomizes the spirit of a generation continuing a rich family legacy in winemaking. As a scion of the esteemed deLeuze family, Brandon has skillfully carved his niche at ZD Wines, a beacon of viticultural excellence in Napa Valley. His journey, deeply rooted in the traditions and values instilled by his father and grandfather, is a narrative of passion, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to crafting wines of unparalleled quality. From a young age, Brandon was immersed in the world of winemaking, a world where the nuances of soil, vine, and climate are interwoven with the artistry of the vintner. This early exposure to the family's winemaking endeavors ignited in Brandon a profound... More Products
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Nestled an hour north of San Francisco, the Napa Valley AVA is acclaimed as a top-tier wine destination in the New World. This prestigious region, stretching 35 miles from southeast to northwest between the Vacas and Mayacamas mountain ranges, is home to some of the most esteemed vineyards globally. A scenic drive from Napa to Calistoga unveils the valley's viticultural gems, making it the best place to stay in Napa Valley for those seeking picturesque landscapes. In 1981, Napa Valley AVA earned the distinguished title of being California’s first American Viticultural Area (AVA), a testament to its esteemed position in the wine world. In Napa Valley's early winemaking days, vineyards displayed a mosaic of various grape... ...Check Region for more information

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