Edmeades is famous for its limited bottlings of iconoclastic Zinfandel from the cool, coastal vineyards of Mendocino County. Dr. Edmeades planted his first 11 acres of vineyards in 1963. He founded his winery and launched his own
brand in 1972. The Jackson Family purchased Edmeades in 1988 and brought current winemaker Van Williamson on board in 1994.
The Zeni Zinfandels are almost always old-world style wines. The wine has a lot of earthiness and dark brooding aromas that are not often found in Zinfandel. Deep raspberries, cassis and creamy oak embody an old-world funkiness of smoked meats, cedar box and forest. This is a powerhouse wine: concentrated and intense a dark, brooding beast of a wine with layers of funk. It should be reserved only for wild nights when the moon is full.
Edmeades, Mendocino, Zinfandel,
Shiraz/Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah