2010 Russian River Valley "Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard" Zinfandel

85% Zinfandel
15% Mixed Black Varieties (Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Peloursin, Syrah, and others)

pH: 3.54
T.A.: 7.1 g/L
Alcohol: 16.2%
Cases Produced: 123

Ah yes, Wood Road! Surely one of the finest terroirs for old-vine Zinfandel in Sonoma County! I’ve drooled over the half dozen old-vine vineyards (Belloni, Chelli, Arata, Hartford, Rue, and Fanucchi) along this short stretch of road for years, dreaming of making a wine from one of them. But with most of the vineyards under contract with Hartford and Ravenswood, I figured I had the same chance as a snowball in hell. Nevertheless, in 2010 Lady Luck smiled upon me and Peter Fanucchi agreed to sell me a small amount of fruit from his vineyard planted in 1906. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only 20% new French oak.

Russian River Valley "Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard" Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

Dark ruby-garnet.  Verging on opaque.  Classic Russian River Zinfandel aromas of boysenberry, black raspberry, spice, and pepper.  The smell alone is a turn on!  Quite deep and full-bodied but with excellent acidity.  A powerful, concentrated wine that can certainly be enjoyed now but should continue to develop with additional bottle age.  Drink 2013 through 2017.. (MRO – 01/17/12)

Suggested Retail: $45 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2012