Cellar No. 8 Zinfandel California 2005
2005 CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL VINEYARDS The majority of the grapes for our Zinfandel are from Lodi, an area renowned for the varietal. Zinfandel from this warm region exhibits juicy fruit flavors of cherry and blackberry with lush, soft tannins. We have also added grapes from Clear Mountain in Lake County for structure and tannin. The 2005 growing season started with ideal spring weather for bud break and flowering. The rest of the year was warm delivering an early harvest. The grapes were brought in starting at the end of August and harvest was complete at the end of September. TASTING NOTES This is a classic Zinfandel with intense notes of blackberry and briar on the nose. The palate offers jammy fruit character with white pepper and a hint of pipe tobacco. Big and concentrated, yet silky and inviting, this wine has chalky tannins with a long, complex finish. WINE ANALYSIS Alcohol: 14.6% Blend: Zinfandel 82%, Petite Sirah 9%, Syrah 5%, Carignane 4% Harvest: August 21 through September 30, 2004 Acidity: 0.64 g/100ml pH: 3.72 Cooperage: 7 months in American and French oak barrels
Today, Cellar No. 8 wines honor this tradition of winemaking in a series of rich, complex wines from carefully chosen vineyard sites throughout California.
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Cellar No. 8 wines are made from grapes grown in California's North Coast appellation, which consists of coastal and inland valleys and hillsides in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties. Cellar No. 8 wines highlight the classic flavors of each varietal, and deliver rich, robust flavors that are enhanced by 100 percent oak barrel aging.