Synopses & Reviews
Each book is a comprehensive reference on the respective grape variety and wines produced. A background of the variety and its cultivation is provided. Then an alphabetical listing by producer with detailed information on the vineyards, the winemaking philosophy and the precise production details on each vintage, such as brix at harvest, residual sugar, the bottling date, cases produced, etc. The winemaker's notes on each wine provide a vicarious sensual experience for the reader and the generous glossary provides considerable technical information.
This is a reference guide to Californian Zinfandels, based on the 1997 crush, is complete with the winemaking philosophy and techniques by every important Zinfandel producer in the state of California.
About the Author
Cathleen Francisco is a wine professional who has worked extensively with some of the greatest Zinfandels and with the emerging grand crus of this variety.