2004 Russian River Valley "Tom Feeney Ranch" Zinfandel

93% Zinfandel
7% Mixed Blacks (Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir de la Calmette)

pH: 3.52
T.A.: 6.3 g/L
Alcohol: 15.9%
Cases Produced: 175

Uh-oh!  Seems Tom Feeney Ranch doesn’t like playing second fiddle to Carlisle Vineyard!  Yes, this vineyard has been giving our own estate vineyard a run for the money.  But hey, who says we can’t have two “Grand Cru” Zinfandels, two top dogs?  As in 2003, yields in this 78 year-old vineyard didn’t even hit the one ton per acre mark.  Fermented indigenously and bottled unfined and unfiltered after 15 months in French oak, 28% new.

Russian River Valley "Tom Feeney Ranch" Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

Black ruby-purple in color.  Deep, dark aromas of black raspberries, eucalyptus, and chocolate.  On the palate, full-bodied, unctuous but so seamless and balanced.  At least as good as the 2003 and probably better.  Although drinkable at release, best from 2007 through 2010. (MRO – 1/28/06)

Suggested Retail: $38 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2006