2013 Sonoma County Zinfandel

36% Alexander Valley Zinfandel/Petite Sirah, San Lorenzo Vineyard 27% Russian River Valley Zinfandel, Saitone Ranch
18% Alexander Valley Zinfandel, Demostene Vineyard
7% Russian River Valley Zinfandel (89%) and Mixed Blacks (11%), Montafi Ranch 4% Sonoma Valley Zinfandel, Bedrock Vineyard
4% Russian River Valley Zinfandel, Papera Ranch
2% Sonoma Valley Alicante Bouschet, Pagani Ranch
2% Sonoma County Petite Sirah

pH: 3.61
T.A.: 5.9 g/L
Alcohol: 15.0%
Cases Produced: 672

Our Sonoma County Zinfandel continues to over-deliver, way over!  All the components in this rendition, save for 2% Petite Sirah, come from vines planted between 1895 and 1934.  It includes vineyards such as Saitone, Montafi, Bedrock, Papera, and Pagani.  Not too shabby, eh?  I suspect most wineries would slap “Reserve” on the label and charge at least $50 a bottle but as many of you know, we are not like most wineries.  We enjoy providing quality and value to our customers.  Aged mostly in older, neutral French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered.  Like our 2013 Sonoma County Syrah, absolutely crazy QPR!

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Tasting Note:

Medium-dark to dark purple-ruby.  A deep, concentrated nose of raspberry and cherry with a subtle note of baking spices lurking in the background.  No mistaking this for anything but classic Zinfandel.  On entry, supple with tremendous symmetry between fruit, alcohol, tannin, and acid.  Like so many of our other 2013s, the balance is breathtaking.  My favorite Sonoma County Zinfandel we’ve produced to date.  Enjoy from release through 2021. (MRO – 01/21/15)

Suggested Retail: $25 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2015