Gamba Vineyards and Winery 2014 Lineup

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the 2014 Gamba Vineyards and Winery Zinfandel lineup is absolutely captivating and flat-out delicious. The third release in the Gamba Zinfandel portfolio is the newly released 2014 Family Ranches Zinfandel, which completes what many consider to be Gamba’s best overall vintage to date.

Whether it’s the 4-year long drought, another ideal growing season, Gus Gamba’s uncompromising attention to detail as a grower in the organically farmed vineyard, or his winemaking talent, the proof is in the wine, and the new 2014 Family Ranches is a worthy followup to the epic 2014 Gamba Estate Old Vine and irresistible Starr Road Ranch Old Vine Zinfandels.

2014 Gamba Zinfandel Harvest

2014 Gamba harvest with lingering fog and Harvest Moon setting

One of Russian River Valley’s top, premium quality Zinfandel producers, Gamba always delivers in grand fashion with their stunningly rich, and deeply concentrated Zinfandels. Unsurprisingly, many of our Zin loving clients have proclaimed that Gamba Zin is The BEST wine in the world!

Gamba Zinfandels will make a welcomed companion for hearty winter dishes, family gatherings and dinners, holiday parties, or simply lounging in front of the fireplace on cold winter nights. Be sure your cellar is well stocked with Gamba Zinfandels this holiday season and into 2017.

Gamba 2014 Family Ranches ZinfandelGAMBA
2014 FAMILY RANCHES
ZINFANDEL | RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

Produced from old vine vineyards and younger vineyard blocks located entirely in the Russian River Valley AVA, the exceptional fruit for the Gamba Family Ranches Zinfandel is organically grown and dry farmed.

Despite an ongoing drought and earthquake that rocked us in 2014, the vintage produced beautifully ripened fruit that created some high intensity fermentations, and resulted in exceptional wines.

Fruity, jammy, gripping tannins, bright minerality, full-bodied, and irresistibly delicious!

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2014 FAMILY RANCHES
ZINFANDEL | RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
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Winemaker Notes: “The 2014 Family Ranches Zinfandel appears opaque, with an alluring dark ruby garnet color. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, caramelized nuts and allspice fill the glass. Full in body and juicy on the palate, the wine expresses balanced, yet intense notes of huckleberry and blueberry pie, laced with bramble fruit on the palate. This full flavored wine offers immediate approachability, with its luscious mouthfeel, depth and complexity….”

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Gus Gamba Tasting Visitors in the Barrel Room

Gus Gamba pouring a taste for visitors in his barrel barn – by appointment only

Gamba 2014 Estate Old Vine ZinfandelGAMBA
2014 GAMBA ESTATE VINEYARD
OLD VINE ZINFANDEL | RUSSIAN RIVER

Originating from the Gamba family’s Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1900. As of this writing, there is no benchmark or regulation determining what can be classified as “Old Vine”, but wouldn’t you say this qualifies?

Gus Gamba farms this vineyard organically with a small crew, with an intimate knowledge of the vines in this vineyard where the family lives. The vineyard yields about 1/2 to 1 ton per acre, much less then younger vineyards that typically yield 5-7 tons per acre. However the resulting flavor profile and intensity of the fruit is incredible, resulting in intense, rich, flavorful wines. You simple cannot plant an Old Vine Vineyard.

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Winemaker Notes: “The 2014 vintage produced a powerful and intense wine from our historic vineyard site. A huge, expressive, concentrated wine, the 2014 Gamba Estate Zinfandel offers all the characteristic satisfying and balanced ripeness and big flavor, including soft layers of fig and blackberry, dark cherry, nutmeg and brown sugar, along with baked plum and vanilla, that dance on the palate. A welcoming acidity and well integrated oak behind the black and red fruit, delivers in spades on the mid-palate. Blackberry notes give way to brighter notes of pomegranate and red cherry on the long, expansive finish. This wine delivers an enjoyable elevating curvature of fruit and back notes of leather on the palate. Subtle, toasty and seamlessly integrated oak is present as it approaches the finish. Complex and layered, this glorious wine delivers in flavor and structure, and will stand up well to further aging.”

Gamba 2014 Starr Road Ranch Old Vine ZinfandelGAMBA
2014 STARR ROAD RANCH
OLD VINE ZINFANDEL | RUSSIAN RIVER

Formerly known as the Moratto Vineyard, the Starr Road Ranch Vineyard was planted in 1920. Located in the Russian River Valley, the vineyard’s micro-climate experiences cool nights, often with fog from the Pacific Ocean, and warm days that allow the Old Vines the ripen slowly and fully to phenolic maturity. The result wine made from these grapes is unmistakably, classic Old Vine Russian River Zinfandel. And it’s amazing!

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Winemaker Notes: “…shows an intense and appealing dark ruby garnet color in the bowl of the glass. Aromas of blackberry, cherry, vanilla and cassis are followed by a mineral and brown spice note. Full to medium bodied on the palate, balanced notes of ripe black cherry, blueberry, plum with bramble fruit, are presented on the palate, and coats the mouth with plush round tannins. This glorious wine offers immediate approachability, with its luscious soft edges, depth and complexity. The well-incorporated tannins are complimented by subtle oak and cocoa components that carry on to the finish that keeps pumping out the flavor. This delicious wine was aged in 50% new American oak cooperage to round out the vibrant fruit flavors and long enjoyable finish. Enjoy!”

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