2015
Saitone Vineyard

Zinfandel
Description

The grapes were hand-harvested on two separate days, September 11 & 16, and then fermented in both closed and open-top vats using techniques that encourage the natural spice and fruit characteristics found in Zinfandel.  The must was then pressed to settle in tank and aerobically racked before being transferred to barrels for aging. The wine was aged for 15 months in a mix of French and American oak, 25% new, before being bottled.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2015 Saitone Vineyard Zinfandel, a stunning crimson in the glass, offers aromatic notes of black cherry and violet with a note of black pepper.

Palate: 

Rich flavors of plum and cassis mingle with cocoa powder and a signature floral lavender note. This Zinfandel has beautiful acidity and spreads gracefully across the palate while leaving a wonderfully lingering finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

One of the oldest remaining vineyards in the Olivet Rd region of the Russian River Valley, Saitone was planted in 1895 by Antonio Saitone and is now farmed by Ulises Valdez. Located just under a mile from the DeLoach estate, the head pruned vines are farmed without trellising or irrigation and produce tiny, concentrated berries that can take until the end of October to fully ripen.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: 
    • Olivet Bench 
    • Russian River Valley
    • Sonoma County
  • Alcohol: 16% by volume
  • pH: 3.36
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.7g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 25 % New Oak
    • Origin of Oak: French & American
  • Months in Barrel: 15
  • Production: 300 Cases
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Beef or Lamb Stew
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Hard Cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
blackberries
Sauces:
fungi (truffle)
Grains:
White rice dishes
SKU:
DZNSA153
$45