Edmeades Winery Anderson Valley
Mendocino-based winery, producing an extensive range of full, brambly Zinfandels as well as a Gewürztraminer. The Mendocino vineyards for the Zinfandel are above the coastal fog line and the warm sunny days are complemented by cool nights, providing good acidity for structured wines. They are typically big and brawny, offering weight and power rather than finesse.
They are vinified using wild yeast fermentation and, as in all the best Jackson family wines, handling is kept to a minimum and fining and filtration eschewed. The focus is now on single-vineyard Zins. Top cuvées can be very impressive. (DM)
To find out more about Edmeades and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Regional Guide to California North Coast..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines. (DM)