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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Colibri Ridge Winery near our Placerville B&B

Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard is releasing 2 of their latest premium wines this weekend and they are just a short drive from our Placerville bed and breakfast, in beautiful El Dorado County.

In this release they have the latest vintage of their award winning El Dorado Zinfandel (2004) and the latest vintage of estate grown Fair Play Primitivo (2006). Both of these wines will pair nicely with most pastas or lighter meats.

As a tidbit of superfluous information DNA fingerprinting has revealed that it Zinfandel is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grape Crljenak Ka┼ítelanski, which found its way to the United States in the mid-19th century. DNA fingerprinting has also confirmed that Primitivo and Zinfandel are clones of the same Croatian variety that was traditionally grown in the "heel" of Italy, where it was introduced in the 1700s. Comparative field trials have found that "Primitivo selections were generally superior to those of Zinfandel, having earlier fruit maturity, similar or higher yield, and similar or lower bunch rot susceptibility.” Now you can taste these 2 wines side by side to determine which one is your favorite.

They currently have some of our 2003 vintage wines on sale for 50% off. These include award winning 2003 El Dorado Zinfandel ($9.25 / bottle), award winning 2003 El Dorado Syrah ($9.50 / bottle) and award winning 2003 Fair Play Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.50 / bottle). Quantities of these sale wines is limited so hurry in to take advantage of great deals on spectacular wines.

Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard
6100 Gray Rock Rd.
Fair Play, CA 95684
Phone & Fax: (530) 620-7255
Open Fri. - Sun. 11:00 to 5:00

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