Optima Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

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Optima Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

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Appellation Dry Creek Valley
Blend 98% Zinfandel 2% Petite Sirah
Alcohol 14.9%
Barrel Aging 12 months
Residual Sugar NONE

Description
Produced from fruit grown on the western bench of Dry Creek Valley, 200 feet above the valley floor. The vineyard experiences cool, foggy mornings and warm days. Because there is a substantial difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures, the growing season lasts longer, so the grapes mature slowly, allowing intense flavor development. Hand harvested, the fruit was gently crushed and destemmed, and fermented 10 days to dryness. Following pressing, the wine was clarified naturally by settling, and then moved to small oak cooperage where it aged for 12 months. We used a blend of sixty gallon French and American oak barrels to both enhance and complement the wonderful berry aromas.

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