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Franzia White Zinfandel - $17.49
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A refreshing crisp blush wine with delicate strawberry aromas. A very fresh, drinkable wine with a pleasing, non-bitter finish. Serve chilled. Compliments cheeses, salads and simple pastas.
Teresa Franzia, my grandmother, planted her first vineyard along the road to Yosemite in 1906. Her family survived Prohibition by selling those grapes to home winemakers back East. When Prohibition ended, my father and his six brothers and sisters rebuilt the winery brick by brick, barrel by barrel...everyone pitched in. After World War II, my uncle's new advertising slogan, 'Make friends with Franzia,' introduced a new generation to wine. Our revolutionary 'fresh to the last glass' WineTap® made its debut in the late '70s. Because it was more convenient and offered better value than bottles, Franzia was on its way to becoming the world's most popular wine and the first WineTap® to freshness date every package. As we enter our second century of winemaking, we strive to uphold Teresa's legacy of quality, freshness and value. Not just by winning competitions around the world, but more importantly, by helping to bring the enjoyment of good wine to your home each night. Salute!
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Pink wine made from red grapes. The juice stays in contact with the red skins for a very short time (a few hours as compared to days or weeks). These wines have very little tannin. Some rosé wines are also called blush; these wines tend to be fairly sweet. Great rose can be found in the Southern Rhone Valley, where it is made from the Grenache and Cinsault grapes.
Wineries exist in all fifty states, but the most predominant (and best) wine comes from Northern California, Oregon, and Washington State, with New York gaining a foothold in the industry. American wines make up about 75% of all wine sales in the US. The appellation system uses the term AVA (American Viticultural Area) to determine where wines were produced, but grape varieties can be planted anywhere in the country. American wineries generally use varietal labeling, and government regulations require that the variety on the label must make up at least 75% of the blend (in Oregon it’s 90%). The words reserve, special selection, private reserve, classic, and so on have no legal definition in the US. Some wineries use these terms to indicate their better wines; others use the words as a marketing tool to move lower quality wines off the shelf.
California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.
This has been called an “American Wine” because it came from and is only produced in California. A version of Zinfandel, the skin is removed to create a soft pink rose that is sweet and not for aging.
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