The Zinfandel vineyards are located on the hillsides in the scenic and bucolic 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: 11 months in American Oak
The 2012 growing season was blessed with warm weather and mild temperatures that brought the grapes to full maturity. Because of the quality of the growing season, yields and fruit quality were outstanding. The grapes were harvested the last week of September and exhibited exceptional color, flavor, and quality. 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 11 months.
Zanon Zinfandel is a classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. The wine exudes ripe cherry and raspberry notes with a touch of pepper. A long elegant finish is framed by a kiss of vanilla oak. The blend is 92% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, and 2% Merlot. Enjoy this cork finished “Claret Style” Zinfandel now or cellar for three to five years.