2015
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 bran1-bliness, 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. Small percentages of Carignane and Petite Sirah add to the depth and complexity of the finished wine.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opens  with enticing  aromas  of violet and ripe blackberry. 

Palate: 

Lively fruit notes  of boysenberry and black cherry are accented with caramel and cocoa notes finished with a hint of nutmeg. This rich, luscious wine has medium body and well-balanced acidity and is a true  expression of Russian River terroir.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Our 2015 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 (9%  new French oak) for l 5 months before bottling.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Harvest Date: 9/14 - 10/15
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.38
  • Titratable Acidity: 7.5 g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100% ~ 9% New
  • Origin of Oak: French, Hungarian
  • Months in Barrel: 15
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Asian Meatballs
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses such as Cheddar or Parmesan
Fruits & Vegetables:
Snow Peas
Sauces:
Bleu Cheese Sauce
Grains:
Tagliatelle with Chicken and Wild Mushrooms
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