2017
Russian River Valley

Zinfandel
Description

Our Russian River Valley Zinfandel is predominantly harvested from the younger vines of the BCD 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, 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
Aroma: 

This wine opens with enticing aromas of fresh baked berry pie, nutmeg and allspice. 

Palate: 

On the palate, lively notes of boysenberry, plum and black cherry are accented with dark chocolate, vanilla and toasted oak. This medium body wine features a rich, luscious mouthfeel with well-balanced acidity and is a true expression of Russian River terroir.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Our 2017 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 oak barrels, 25% new, for 15 months before bottling.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • pH: 3.55
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.2 g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100% ~ 15% new
  • Origin of Oak: French
  • Months in Barrel: 15
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Asian Meatballs on Snowpeas, BBQ Pork Spare Ribs
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses such as Cheddar or Parmesan
Grains:
Tagliatelle with Chicken and Wild Mushrooms
SKU:
DZNR173
$20