Technical Data: Composition: Varietal Breakdown: Harvest Dates: 87% Zinfandel - Norton Ranch Sept. 14, 2003 13% Carig...Read more...
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Technical Data: Composition: Varietal Breakdown: Harvest Dates: 87% Zinfandel - Norton Ranch Sept. 14, 2003 13% Carignane - Tollini Vnyd Oct. 15, 2003 Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County Alcohol: 14.6% pH: 3.70 TA: 0.62g/100ml Barrel Aging: 21 months Type of Oak: 85% 2-4 year old French oak barrels 15% new Hungarian oak barrels Bottling Date: June 1, 2005 Production: 200 cases Release Date: March 2007 Tasting Notes: Searching for a classic Zinfandel with those unmistakable Dry Creek Valley flavors infused into every drop? Then look no further. Our '03 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel exhibits those memorable aromas and flavors found in valley-grown Zinfandels. Sweet raspberry aromas mingle with vanilla, cardamom and black pepper. A delicious blend of flavors including plum, blackberry and raspberry with hints of black pepper and candied strawberries create layer after layer of tasting pleasure. Well-balanced, with excellent structure, this juicy, food-friendly Zinfandel complements a extensive array of meals and appetizers, and is perfect to just sip as you unwind from your day. Primary Vineyard: Norton Ranch Estate The Norton Ranch Estate vineyard sits a little above the valley fl oor on the benchland of Dry Creek Valley. The soil at Norton Ranch has a larger percentage of clay and gravel resulting in lower yields of intensely fl avored and balanced fruit. Fred's Vintaged View: Though all of our Zinfandels are made from Dry Creek Valley grapes, our Dry Creek blend, as we refer to it, is a wine that we hope refl ects the overall Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel terroir, as opposed to a single-vineyard character. It's also the Zinfandel that contains the highest percentages of blending varietals to give the wine maximum spice and an "in your face" quality. Our 2003 Dry Creek blend is a very food-friendly wine with 13% Carignane in the blend to give the wine more complexity and depth of flavors. Well-balanced with a nice structure of fruit and tannins, this Zinfandel has extra depth and more nuances then the typical high alcohol, "fruit bomb" Zinfandels.
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