In 1972, the People's Republic of China and the United States started their first international dialogue. Present Nixon brought a bottle of wine from Napa Valley for his first trip to China. That bottle gave Premier Zhou an idea…
In 1979, the Department of China National Light Industry established a group to start a national winemaking project. Yan Shengjie, a young man who was chosen to be the group leader, is a person that was going to change the Chinese winemaking record...
Xinyue Zhang, the third generation winemaker in the family, brought the history back to life in Napa at Yan's 70s birthday. She named the wine 70s love, a pure legacy of exploring spirit and absolute quality...
Xinyue Zhang (Xin)
The third-generation winemaker from China's first winemaking family. Her experience worked at Château Margaux in Bordeaux, Inglenook and Calla Lily Estate in Napa Valley has developed her a critical thinking of the "Old World" and "New World", as well a combination of the two in her winemaking philosophy. Under the influence of her grandfather Yan Shengjie, the winemaker pioneer who made the first bottle of wine in China and appointed by Premier Zhou to launch China's largest wine enterprise - Great Wall Wine, Xinyue chose to study Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis with a Master's degree and put her passion to work by making premium wines in the beautiful Napa Valley. Her first vintage working as an individual winemaker was making Petite Sirah in Napa, and the wine was rated 90+ by Robert Parker.
70s Love Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2014
1200 bottles produced
90+ by Robert Parker
"The 2014 70s Love Petite Sirah is a beautiful Petite Sirah that is 100% of the varietal and has relatively modest alcohol for the variety (14.1%). It offers terrific fruit purity of blueberry and blackberry fruit, crushed flowers and a hint of underlying minerality. This is a beauty of full-bodied power, but so, so young. Forget it for another 4-5 years and drink it over the following 20-25 (years)."
Drink date: 2020-2046
Reviewed and Rated 90+ by Robert M. Parker