Clos Lachance Zinfandel El Dorado County 2005
WinemakingAfter harvest, the grapes were brought immediately to the winery where they were hand-sorted, destemmed and cold-soaked in closed-top tanks for 24 hours. The must was inoculated and pumped over twice daily at the beginning and end of fermentation. Pumpovers were implemented four times per day at peak fermentation, therefore increasing color and intensity of flavors. Once complete, the wine was pressed off the skins and barrel aged for 18 months in 4% new French oak and 8% new American oak. Tasting NotesAromas of cranberries, blackberries and cocoa rise up from the glass, with hints of vanilla and white pepper. Blackberries and raspberries with coffee and milky chocolate flavors on the palate. The vanilla of American oak resonates on the palate. Overall, a softer style Zinfandel that is balanced and made to go with food. Try with slow-cooked short ribs, BBQ steak or a pepperoni pizza.
Clos LaChance is a family-owned and operated winery located in San Martin, CA. The winery focuses on hand-crafted wines from the 150-acre Estate Vineyard and Burgundian variteals from the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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