2016 Zanon Zinfandel Old Vine
Dry Creek Valley
“The way Zinfandel should taste.”™
The Zinfandel vineyards are located on the hillsides in the scenic and bucolic setting of the historic 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: 12 months in neutral American Oak
The 2016 growing season was blessed with warm weather and mild temperatures allowing the grapes to reach full ripeness with balanced acids. Harvested the first three weeks of September, the grapes 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 small neutral American oak barrels for 12 months.
Zanon Zinfandel is a classic Dry Creek Valley Zin. The wine exudes typical blackberry and raspberry aromas along with a dash of black pepper and warm baking spice. A long elegant finish is framed by a kiss of vanilla oak. The blend is 88% Zinfandel and 12% Petite Sirah which adds color and structure. Enjoy this cork finished Zinfandel now or cellar for 2-4 years.