Open Bottle - Steele Pacini Vineyard Zinfandel

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


Steele Family Wines

Pacini Vineyard Zinfandel
89% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah and 4% Carignane

Lake County, California 

From one of California's famed Zinfandel vineyards, the 2015 Steele Pacini displays nicely with beautiful fruit and excellent balance.
The Pacini Vineyard is situated in Mendocino in the hills above Talmage,
planted in 1940 the vineyard is comprised of 25 acres of Zinfandel, 2 acres of Petite Sirah and 1 acre of Carignane.

Jed Steele has been making wine in California for 50 years,
 think about that!

92 Points! The Wine Enthusiast
"Engaging and nicely oaky but also well structured, this full-bodied wine has dense layers of ripe fruity spicy flavors and almost chewy tannins.
It is concentrated, deep and with a lengthy finish."

 Elsewhere at $25.00
Our Regular price $21.99

Special Sale Price 

$16.00 a bottle

 $84.00 per six pack $14.00 )

To Order Call us at

703-668-WINE (9463)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

Aged in American oak barrels for 12 months, the nose is full of ripe cherry and blueberry with undertones of toasted hazelnut and vanilla.
The palate is full of ripe wild berries, spice, and cherry cola, with dusty cocoa and light tannin on the finish.
The wine has great structure and is well balanced. 

Profile: Jed Steele........

A New Yorker by birth, Jed moved with his family to San Francisco in 1950. In 1961, he received a basketball scholarship to Gonzaga University in Washington State.
He continues to be a rabid fan and can’t be contacted during the annual NCAA playoffs.
Jed worked as a cellar rat for Stony Hill Winery in Napa Valley in 1968, and then went on to earn his MS in enology from U.C. Davis in 1974.
From 1974 through 1982 he was the winemaker and vineyard manager at Edmeades Winery in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley.
He went on to become head winemaker at Kendall-Jackson Winery taking them from 35,000 cases to 1 million cases in 9 vintages.
He then decided to start his own brand in 1991. Steele Wines was born in Lower Lake in California’s Lake County.
Jedexpanded the business, bought Mt. Konocti Winery in Kelseyville, and moved production to that facility in 1996.
Jed’s vision had always been to make a number of different varietal wines in small lots, using minimally invasive winemaking techniques and allowing the vineyard and grape variety to dictate style. He launched the Steele and Shooting Star brands in 1992, created Stymie in 1999 and Writer’s Block (with his son Quincy) in 2002.
Today Jed continues his vision by crushing 22 different varietals and producing 40 different wines, most in lots of under 1,000 cases.
Steele Wines owns five vineyards and leases three additional vineyards from the Dorn family, original settlers of Lake County.
Jed also buys grapes from families he’s worked with for many years, from Santa Barbara County to Washington State.