Eos Reserve Zinfandel 2008

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Largely based on fruit from older vineyards (Wild Rose – early 1960’s, French Camp – early 1970’s,) as well as some which are just reaching full maturity. Balanced cropping, careful sunlight exposure, and selective harvesting were employed in the pursuit of fully ripe, but not dried-out fruit characters. Careful handling in the winery, with attention to detail in the maceration, moderate fermentation temperatures, and a selection of subtle French oak barrels for the 15 months in cask. Complex aromatics – cocoa and ripe cherries with a cigar-box cedar character. Balanced acidity and vibrant fruit, with gravelly young tannins and some fresh oak tones. A bright, delicate style with elegance. Youthful at the moment, but will open nicely with decanting or a few years in cellar.

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EOS Estate Winery:
Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology to harness the sun’s energy to craft premium wines. Visits to the spacious, Italianate hospitality center, perched on a hilltop amid rose gardens in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, blend wine tasting with solar-powered farming and winemaking operations... Read more
Originally named for the Goddess of the Dawn in ancient Greek mythology, Eos Estate Winery uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly technology to harness the sun’s energy to craft premium wines. Visits to the spacious, Italianate hospitality center, perched on a hilltop amid rose gardens in the heart of Paso Robles wine country, blend wine tasting with solar-powered farming and winemaking operations. In 2008, Eos launched a $5 million project to install a cutting-edge solar system to power the winery and tasting room operations. More than two acres of ground-mounted tracking solar arrays now supply all electrical power for the winery and tasting room, and additional roof-mounted solar arrays provide all water-heating needs. Eos is the largest winery on California's Central Coast to run completely on alternative energy. Guided tours of the solar power system are available to visitors upon request. Other investments have resulted in extensive winery improvements, including a super-high-tech wine lab, and the replanting of several vineyard blocks. We also recruited a new Director of Winemaking, Nathan Carlson, lured by our commitment to sustainable agriculture and the use of solar energy to provide energy needs. A native of rural Minnesota and a key member of winemaking teams in Central California and Oregon's Dundee Hills, Carlson has more than a decade of winemaking experience, and is known as an expert in regional climate and weather patterns. A cypress-lined drive leads up to the hospitality center, where visitors can taste their way through a complimentary flight of wines. Eos encourages guests to sit outdoors amid the lush gardens, shaded by palm, olive, and oak trees, and enjoy the scenic views of the sun-splashed vineyards and rolling hills of this eco-friendly estate. Tastings: Reserve tasting $10.00, Estate tasting $5.00 The Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Late Harvest Moscato, Malbec, Merlot, Muscat Canelli, Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Zinfandel Port Specialty: Estate-grown, block-designate Petite Sirah Of Special Note: Picnic area. Limited reserve, special blends, and Cupa Grandis wines are available only in the tasting room Read less
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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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3.50 5
09/07/2011

The nose will grab your attention. A uniquely sweet taste for a cab, reminesscent of a fruity punch in the glass. A very pleasureable cabernet experience.



Largely based on fruit from older vineyards (Wild Rose – early 1960’s, French Camp – early 1970’s,) as well as some which are just reaching full maturity. Balanced cropping, careful sunlight exposure, and selective harvesting were employed in the pursuit of fully ripe, but not dried-out fruit characters. Careful handling in the winery, with attention to detail in the maceration, moderate fermentation temperatures, and a selection of subtle French oak barrels for the 15 months in cask. Complex aromatics – cocoa and ripe cherries with a cigar-box cedar character. Balanced acidity and vibrant fruit, with gravelly young tannins and some fresh oak tones. A bright, delicate style with elegance. Youthful at the moment, but will open nicely with decanting or a few years in cellar.

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Closure: Cork

Aged 30 months in French Oak.

Notes: Aged 15 months in 30% new French oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.5% pH: 3.59
Sugar: .05 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.9 grams per liter

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