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2009 Zinfandel

2009 Zinfandel

This is our 10th  release of this Zinfandel harvested from vines planted on our estate in 1997.  We have 19 acres planted on St. George rootstock with the spacing of 6’ X 8’ Upright Globe system of head training and spur pruning. The shiny, black obsidian, which is an outcropping from the volcanic red soils, is evident on a moonlit night when the cougars are on the prey.

The nose on this spicy Zinfandel is of black plum and hints of toasty oak.  Flavors of black currants, berry fruits, and notes of roast linger in the background.  The tannins are soft and the wine is well-balance with good structure for cellaring.  Juicy overall; it pairs well with curried foods, BBQ, or cream cheeses.

Appellation:             Red Hills Estate, Lake County

Elevation:                 2300 feet

Harvested:                 September 10, 2009

Cooperage:               French & American Oak Barrels

Alcohol:                   14.5%

Bottled:                    June 29, 2011

Released:                   September 1, 2013

Cases Produced:       315 cases

We hand-picked 7.1 tons


Average Sugar:       26 BRIX

Acidity:                  .62 g/100ml

pH:                       3.95

Cost: $ 45.00


Bronze Medal - Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition - 2013

Awards for all vintages of this wine


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