Sky Vineyards Zinfandel Mt. Veeder 2002

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Not a big fruit bomb, not hedonistic, no gobs of extraction. Not to say there isn't a healthy dose of red and black fruit here, but no cloying jamminess. A little reminiscent of an '03 Southern Rhone. Complex on the nose and on the palate.

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Sky Vineyards:
Sky Vineyards is a fourteen-acre vineyard and small family winery nestled between the crown of Mt. Veeder and the expansive sky. Planted at an elevation of 2100 feet and on the eastern-facing hillside, the Zinfandel and Syrah grapevines ripen under full sun and fog-cooled evenings into intense berries. The reddish volcanic soil and unique physical characteristics of Sky produce a unique wine th... Read more
Sky Vineyards is a fourteen-acre vineyard and small family winery nestled between the crown of Mt. Veeder and the expansive sky. Planted at an elevation of 2100 feet and on the eastern-facing hillside, the Zinfandel and Syrah grapevines ripen under full sun and fog-cooled evenings into intense berries. The reddish volcanic soil and unique physical characteristics of Sky produce a unique wine that reflects where it was grown and the care and attention it receives at every step of the process. Sky Vineyards strives to incorporate sustainable practices into the cultivation of the vines and operation of the winery. Responsible practices include use of permanent cover crops, dry farming, promotion of bird and beneficial insects, and use of organic or low impact pesticides and fertilizers. The resulting intensely flavored fruit is then hand-harvested and fermented in open top one-ton bins. Punch down is performed by hand three times per day. After fermentation, it is pressed in a traditional basket press and aged in French oak barrels. Lore Olds designs artwork for each new vintage. Sky wines typically have intense fruit, raspberry, violet and peppery flavors. They are well structured and have balanced acid and tannins. These Zinfandels age beautifully, and while enjoyable when young, they continue to mature. Sky Vineyards is proud of the one hundred percent hand-crafted Zinfandel and Syrah it produces and believes the care and attention is reflected in every glass. Read less

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Snooth User: jasonkauf
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02/01/2008

Pretty sure my wine was a little funked, especially because I had read such good stuff about this. A lot of heat and almost a grape vitamin water bite, which I liked. But there was something funky going on underneath. I'll chalk it up to a bad bottle in the bunch.



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Not a big fruit bomb, not hedonistic, no gobs of extraction. Not to say there isn't a healthy dose of red and black fruit here, but no cloying jamminess. A little reminiscent of an '03 Southern Rhone. Complex on the nose and on the palate.

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