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2016 ZINFANDEL - Sierra Foothills
42.00 per bottle

91 Points -
Wine Enthusiast (April 2019)

"This is a big, bold but well mannered wine that coats the tongue with
rich flavors of plums and berries.  Dark chocolate marks the midpalate,
while more dark fruit echos on the finish.  It is full bodied, layered and
deep, benefitting from moderate tannins to balance out its richness."

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Much to our general relief, Mother Nature graced us with some much-needed rain in the
winter of 2015-2016.   Granted, while it wasn't nearly enough to officially break the drought,
it was sufficient to rejuvenate the vines and power them up for the 2016 growing season.  
And what a fine season it was!!  With just enough water for the vines to be happy coupled
with perfect summer temperatures, the grapes just oozed with concentrated, intense
flavors from the get-go.  In retrospect, the vintage mirrors the supple, early-drinking style of
2012 with some of the balanced power one associates with the 2014 vintage.   

Handpicked from the Sierra Moon Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills (same source as our
2014 Petite Sirah) on September 15, 2016 at 25.7 Brix.  After hand-sorting, the grapes were
fermented in a small stainless steel tank.  After fermentation, the wine was racked into a
Flextank for settling.  (A relatively new development in winemaking equipment, the Flextank
is a small, food-grade polyethylene tank that allows wine to age in a sterile and neutral
environment).   In March 2017, the wine was transferred into French oak barrels (20% new,
40% one year old, 20% two year old and 20% three year old) where it rested until blending
and bottling occurred in March 2018.  
The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered so do
not be surprised if you see some sediment!

One can taste the Red Mountain minerality of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with rich
chocolate/raspberry nones wrapped around it.   Basically, we got some great grapes,
some great barrels and stayed out of the way!  
92 cases produced.