2015
Our Finest Selection, O.F.S.

Zinfandel
Description

Following careful cluster sorting, each pick is fermented separately with select yeast strains in both small open-top French oak vats and stainless steel tanks. The wine is gently pressed off and aged in barrels from a variety of forests and cooperages. During the 18 months aging in barrel, each barrel evolves differently. We select the most complimentary barrels from each vineyard to create our reserve blend - Our Finest Selection.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2015 O.F.S. Zinfandel entices the senses with aromas of ripe cherry and woody brambles with a touch of toasted caramel.

Palate: 

Flavors of berry pie and fresh blackberries are complemented by notes of orange Pekoe tea and a touch of anise. 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Sourced and hand harvested from Fanucchi, Saitone, BCD, Slusser, Rue and Boschetti Vineyards, some of Russian River Valley’s premier old vine Zinfandel vineyards, the fruit for this delicious wine was chosen for superior quality and variety. In warmer reaches of the valley where old vines persevere, grapes ripen over an extended season to develop wonderfully complex flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Alcohol: 15.5% by volume
  • pH: 3.40
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.80 g/L
  • Aged in Oak: 100%
    • 50% New oak
    • Origin of Oak: French 
  • Months in Barrel: 18
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Spiced lamb chops or pasta with a rich tomato sauce.
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
$32