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‘The Roots of Zinfandel’ with Blue Danube Wine @ Barrel Room OAK

  • The Barrel Room OAK 5330 College Avenue Oakland, CA, 94618 United States (map)

Join us for a special tasting, ‘The Roots of Zinfandel’, with Eric Danch of Blue Danube Wine.

Plavač Mali makes some of the highest regarded Croatian reds grown in two regions with long-standing reputations: Postup and Dingač. Initially believed to be the source of California's Zinfandel, DNA testing has demonstrated that Plavac Mali is actually a child of the true original Zinfandel, a little-planted grape from the same area named Crljenik Kašteljanski (pronounced "tzurlyenik kashtelyansky"). Plavac thrives under the regions classical Mediterranean conditions, clinging to precipitous cliffs of limestone directly above the sea. Wines made from grapes grown on the steep slopes overlooking the Adriatic Sea are imbued with its scent, and whether they're white or red, suit seafood exceptionally well.

Come taste and discover the ‘Roots of Zinfandel’ (along with some Hungarian bonus wines) for $20 per person.

2013 Brkić Plava Greda, Mostar, Herzegovina 

2013 Bibich R6, Northern Dalmatia, Croatia

2011 Miloš Plavac, Pelješac Peninsula, Croatia