2014 California Zinfandel
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The 2014 California Zinfandel has aromas of cherry cola and raspberry with hints of white pepper and vanilla oak. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors and acidity are followed by a juicy mid-palate and a soft, round mouth feel and a long finish.
Low rainfall in the winter and spring followed by a warm, temperate summer caused fruit across California to mature faster and be picked earlier. The shorter than normal growing season caused the fruit to develop faster resulting in intense fruit flavors and soft acidity. Small fruit clusters from decades-old, head trained vines in Lodi and Amador make up the larger part of this blend giving the wine it’s intense concentration. Fruit from the cool, marine-influenced Central Coast appellation gives the wine it’s structure and tannins. Fruit from Mendocino and Russian River add spice and red fruit flavors. Sourcing from these varied regions across California helped to create an elegant and well-balanced wine.
Varietal:
100% Zinfandel
Appellation:
California
Central Coast
Mendocino
Russian River
Amador
Lodi
Barrel:
20% new American oak
80% 2-year-old French oak
Alcohol:
14.1%

 

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