Variety: 96% Zinfandel from Madder Lakes Vineyard, Lake County, CA. 4% Merlot from Alder Spring
Vineyard: Mendocino, CA.
Vineyard: see above.
Alcohol: 15% vol
AVA: Lake County, CA
Cases production: 120 cs bottled
Vineyard description: NA-Blend of vineyards.
Winemaking Info: 13-day fermentation in tank with pumping over twice a day, partial press blended back into free-run juice. Full malolactic fermentation. Gravity pumped into a combination of 1/3 new Seguin Moreau and 2/3 used Taransaud and Francois Freres for 9 months.
Wine Description: A fruit driven and zesty Zinfandel from Lake County, CA with hints of spice & smoke, Powerful and youthful with an abundance of ripe red cherry, plum and black berry characters. Palate is big and boisterous, with lively acidity offset by an incredible density.
Aging Capacity: 2-4 years.
Food Pairing: Can be sipped by itself slightly chilled, or served with some grilled meat just out of the BBQ. Perfect party wine!
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