2017 Zanon Zinfandel Old Vine Dry Creek Valley
The old vine 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 46 year old vines are head-pruned and hand-picked.
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging: 11 months in neutral American Oak
The 2017 growing season began with much winter rain followed by a beautiful spring. Summer was blessed with warm weather allowing the grapes to reach full ripeness with balanced acids. Harvested the first week 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 neutral American oak barrels for 11 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 84% Zinfandel and 16% Petite Sirah which adds color and structure. Enjoy this cork finished Zinfandel now or cellar for 2-4 years.