Varietal Composition 85% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah
Length/Type of Fermentation Crushed into open top fermenters with 4 days of cold soak, pumped over and punched down twice a day for 16 days.
Length/Type of Aging Barrel aged a total of 28 months in combination of French, American and Eastern European oak (20% new).
Total Acidity .71 g/100ml
Residual Sugar .5% (dry)
Our Zinfandel comes from 10 different old vine Zinfandel vineyards scattered throughout the benchlands and hillsides of Mendocino County. Old vine vineyards such as Bertozzi, Kazmet, Venturi and Zeller grace this fine wine. The blend also contains Petite Sirah from 3 vineyards. Many of these vineyards are still farmed by 3rd and 4th generation Italian-Americans. This vintage displays a rich dark purple garnet color and deep aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, plum, spicy sandalwood with hints of toasty oak. Uplifting flavors of plum, black cherry cola and a subtle of earthiness combine to give this full-bodied Zinfandel a generous mouth-feel. Rich full tannins and balanced acidity lead into a long, lingering finish.
Enjoy with garlic and rosemary seasoned lamb chops, Italian sausage or spicy tomato pasta dishes. A grilled burger with melted gorgonzola in one hand and this Zin in the other hand is what the good life is all about.