2004 Sonoma County Zinfandel

59% Russian River Valley Zinfandel, Fava Ranch
23% Russian River Valley Syrah, Atoosa’s Vineyard
12% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Teldeschi Ranch
6% Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Mounts Ranch

pH: 3.70
T.A.: 6.7 g/L
Alcohol: 15.8%
Cases Produced: 208

With its beautiful aromas and lush texture, hallmarks of the 2004 vintage, this Sonoma County Zinfandel has a bit of a twist.  Syrah!  Composed of bits and pieces of Fava, Mounts, and Teldeschi Zinfandels, 23% Russian River Valley Syrah was blended into the final wine.  Why?  Because we liked it!  Perhaps we should have called this “Shirazin”!  Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

Dark ruby in color.  Despite the Syrah component, the nose shouts Zinfandel with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, and a hint of white pepper.  Full bodied and concentrated but with excellent acidity and a hint of tannin on the finish.  This is quite serious for a “county” wine.  Peak enjoyment should be from late 2006 through 2010. (MRO – 1/28/06)

Suggested Retail: $25 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2006