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In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Pamela Busch convene at San Francisco's CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen for a blind tasting and discussion of 24 different wines made by women.

Theme: Wines by Women. In this tasting IntoWine is featuring wines from producers where either the winemaker or the owner/founder is a woman.

Wine: 2005 Tres Sabores Estate Zinfandel $30.

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Alcohol %: 15%
Additional Notes:
Rutherford, Napa Valley.
Production: 500 cases
Certified Organically Grown and Certified

Editors Note: In the video the panel was mistakenly informed that this wine cost $19 when in fact it is a $30 bottle. IntoWine regrets the error.

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Spotlight on: Tres Sabores, Julie Johnson, Winemaker, CEO, CFO

A small, family-owned ranch on the western Rutherford Benchland of California’s Napa Valley grows organically certified Zinfandel, Cabernet, Petite Syrah, and Petit Verdot grapes, olives, Meyer lemons, and exotic pomegranate cultivars. Tres Sabores has made single-vineyard wines since 1999: Tres Sabores estate Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and since 2005, Sauvignon blanc from the Farina Vineyard of Sonoma Mountain.

Tres Sabores means “Three Flavors” or “Tastes” and indeed, one can find ‘three savory tastes’ in every wine: the taste of the Terroir, the taste of the Artisan’s personal contribution of style and intuition, and of course, the taste of the Vine—the grape variety.

Single vineyard bottlings of wine are wonderful vehicles for exploring one’s passion for taste and complexity in a wine. At Tres Sabores the focus has been on their 36 year old Zinfandel vineyard. Zin, in particular, is delightfully impressionable and takes up the contributions of terroir and artisan in a particularly refreshing way. Zinfandel is a discovery grape and gets the Darwin award for adapting to its particular terroir and thriving on it. It has the capacity to produce fresh, berry-forward, spicy wines of great character.


Bartholomew Broadbent
, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.

Pamela Busch, Co-Owner and Wine Director at CAV Wine Bar & Kitchen in San Francisco. Learn more about Pamela Busch.