VARIETAL 93% Zinfandel 7% Petite Sirah
APPELLATION Alexander Valley Estate
AGING 11 months in 20% new American and European oak
RESIDUAL SUGAR .3%
TOTAL ACID .58g/100ml
The wine is bright and lively with predominant dark cherry, blueberry and plums and less of the typical raisin aromas due the cooler growing season. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and slight smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium body and very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish. Zinfandels, when balanced, are very versatile food pairing wines with a broad range. This wine is delicious now but with patience and proper aging, will be even better in 2-5 years.