2014
Russian River Valley

Zinfandel
Description

Our Russian River Valley Zinfandel is predominatly harvested from the younger vines of the BCD Vineyard, the Becnel Vineyard and the Slusser Vineyard, with smaller amounts of older vine Zinfandel from the Saitone and Boschetti ranches. The wine is made in a style that highlights the distinctive characteristics and unique flavor profiles our various Russian River Valley vineyards. The BCD Vineyard is one of the last to ripen and offers the final blend great acidity and a noticeable brambliness. The Becnel Vineyard offers intense red fruit characteristics while the Slusser Vineyard offers darker fruit flavors and high-toned aromatics. The grapes from the Saitone Ranch lend an intense dark spice to the wine while the fruit from the Boschetti Ranch provides dense tannins and a fuller body. 

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Dark red, almost purplish in color.

Aroma: 

The 2014 vintage opens with aromatically enticing notes of boysenberry and blackberry accented with a touch of dust and violet.

Palate: 

A medium to full-bodied wine with excellent balance, pleasing acidity and great structure

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Our 2014 Russian River Valley Zinfandel was fermented in both open tops as well as closed tops in order to capture the spice and fruit of the Zinfandel grape. The wine was then aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels (11% new French oak) for 14 months before bottling. 

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Harvest Date: 9/11 - 10/11
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.46
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.43 g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100% ~11% New~
  • Origin of Oak: French, Hungarian
  • Months in Barrel: 14
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Asian Meatballs
Fruits & Vegetables:
Snowpeas
$20