Origin: United States
- Russian River Valley
Made with fruit from neighboring, family-owned vineyards, with a combination of grapes from old and younger vines (5-20 years old).
The 2015 Family Ranches Zinfandel appears opaque, with an alluring dark ruby garnet color. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, caramelized nuts and allspice fill the glass. Full in body and juicy on the palate, the wine expresses balanced, yet intense notes of huckleberry and blueberry pie, laced with bramble fruit on the palate. This full flavored wine offers immediate approachability, with its luscious mouthfeel, depth and complexity. The well integrated dusty tannins are complimented by cedar and notes of mocha that weave seamlessly on the finish. This bold wine was aged in 40% new American oak cooperage to complement the vibrant fruit flavors. The finish is long and enjoyable with subtle nutty toast and spice notes. Enjoy!
Vineyard Information: Produced from old vine vineyards and younger vineyard blocks located entirely in the Russian River Valley AVA, the exceptional fruit for our family Ranches Zinfandel is organically grown and dry farmed. The vines are cultivated without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and rely primarily on winter rains as the sole source of irrigation for the vineyards. The grapes from historic old vine vineyards and young parcels are only assembled after each lot is carefully fermented and separately aged in both American and French oak cooperage to produce this lovely cuvee of Zinfandel.
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