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2008 Zinfandel

2008 Zinfandel

This is our 9th  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.

“Juicy and light on its feet, with cherry and tart plum fruit that shows accents of cinnamon, spice and dried sage. Tannins sneak in on the finish. Drink now through 2016.”. –TF.   Rated 88 points by Tim Fish at Wine Spectator.

Appellation:             Red Hills Estate, Lake County

 

Elevation:                 2300 feet

 

Harvested:                 September 10, 2008

 

Cooperage:               French & American Oak Barrels

 

Alcohol:                   14.5%

Bottled:                    July 7, 2010

Released:                   January 15, 2011

 

Cases Produced:       350 cases

We hand-picked 7.1 tons

 

Average Sugar:       26 BRIX

Acidity:                  .59 g/100ml

pH:                       3.6

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Awards

Bronze Medal - Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition - 2012

Awards for all vintages of this wine

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