From the winery:
Edmeades is pure Mendocino. It is the authentic taste of one of California’s final viticultural frontiers — the Anderson Valley. Our approach is traditional and natural; our methods are decidedly low tech. We believe in native yeast fermentations in small, open-top bins, hand punchdowns, and minimal manipulation. The simplicity of our methods allows the soils and climates of each site to be clearly heard in our wines.
(2011 Description)The 2011 Shamrock Zinfandel expresses aromas of ripe black fruits, cedar, leather, forest floor, black licorice, and caramelized sugar. The wine is round and full bodied, with ultra-ripe cherry and plum flavors. A cracked black pepper spice transitions to an intense, smooth dark chocolate finish.