2013 Zanon Zinfandel Old Vine
Dry Creek Valley
The Zinfandel vineyards are located on the hillsides in the scenic, bucolic, and historic setting of Dry Creek Valley. This region has long been considered the Mecca for great Zinfandel. The vines are head-pruned and hand-picked from old vine vineyards.
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging: 13 months in American Oak
The 2013 growing season was again blessed with warm weather and mild temperatures that brought the grapes to full maturity. Yields were a bit down but fruit quality was outstanding. The grapes were harvested the middle two weeks of September and exhibited exceptional color, flavor, and tannins Temperature controlled fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers to extract color and flavor from the skins. The wine was then aged in American oak barrels for 13 months.
Zanon Zinfandel is a classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. The wine exudes ripe blackberry and raspberry notes with a dash of pepper. A long elegant finish is framed by a kiss of vanilla oak. The blend is 94% Zinfandel and 6% Petite Sirah. Enjoy this cork finished “Claret Style” Zinfandel now or cellar for three to five years.