2004 Sonoma County Zinfandel

  Russian River Valley Zinfandel, Fava Ranch
  Russian River Valley Syrah, Atoosa’s Vineyard
12%   Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch
  Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Mounts Ranch

pH: 3.70
T.A.: 0.671 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.8%
Cases Produced: 208

With its beautiful aromas and lush texture, hallmarks of the 2004 vintage, this Sonoma County Zinfandel has a bit of a twist.  Syrah!  Composed of bits and pieces of Fava, Mounts, and Teldeschi zinfandels, 23% Russian River Valley syrah was blended into the final wine.  Why?  Because we liked it!  Perhaps we should have called this “Shirazin”!  Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Note: Dark ruby in color.  Despite the syrah component, the nose shouts zinfandel with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, and a hint of white pepper.  Full bodied and concentrated but with excellent acidity and a hint of tannin on the finish.  This is quite serious for a “county” wine.  Peak enjoyment should be from late 2006 through 2010. (MRO – 1/28/06)

Suggested Retail: $25 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2006




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