2018 Zinfandel

SONOMA VALLEY
$38.00 per bottle   /   $32.30 club price
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This Zin has appealing aromas of dried red currants, red plums, rhubarb, red raspberry jam, spice box, and licorice. On the palate, it bursts with baked berry pie, wild strawberries, and toasted walnuts.

WINEMAKER NOTES

The Pedrazzini Vineyard is a beautiful hillside vineyard in Sonoma Valley that is meticulously farmed by Don Pedrazzini. The fruit was cold soaked and then fermented warm at an average temperature of 82°F before being aged in premium American oak barrels (35% new, 65% neutral) for 14 months. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

 

THE VINTAGE

The 2018 vintage was a near perfect growing season for Zinfandel in Sonoma. Bud break began in late March to early April, leading to a Spring that was mild and dry. Flowering proved to be long and gave way to a healthy set of uniform grape clusters. Summer was also quite warm and long, leading to a cooling effect near the end of the season and into Fall. Throughout the vineyard growing season, there were no heat spikes and the temperatures were steady and even-keel. The consistent summer weather encouraged our Zinfandel grapes to ripen in mid-September. The fruit was handpicked on October 18th, 2018 at optimal flavors and ripeness. The Zinfandel grapes in the Pedrazzini Vineyard are from the Costa Magna clone on our only volcanic soil profile.

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton 

Appellation: Sonoma Valley, Pedrazzini Vineyard

Blend: 100% Zinfandel 

Alcohol: 15.3%