2016
Alexander Valley

Zinfandel
Description

 Alexander Valley, one of the largest and most abundantly planted wine regions in Sonoma County, produces rich, plump wines due to the area’s warm climate. The hot afternoons and cool evenings make for the ideal climate for zinfandel. The warmer temperature allows grapes to evenly ripen, ensuing the robust flavors.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opening with notes of fresh berries, gingerbread, and cinnamon, our 2016 Zinfandel is a charming red wine. 

Palate: 

With smoothly integrated, velvet tannins, this wine offers flavors of juicy cherry-fruit, boysenberry, light black pepper, and hints of vanilla graham cracker on the palate. 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring along led to warm days and cool nights in the summer, and grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Alexander Valley
  • Varietal: Zinfandel
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • PH: 3.47
  • T/A: 6.5g/L
  • Aging:
    • 11 months in 100% French oak 
    • 5% New
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Broiled filet mignon with creamed spinach
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
SKU:
WZNRP163
$50