2020 Fact Sheet – Zanon Zinfandel Old Vine Dry Creek Valley
2020 Zanon Zinfandel Old Vine
Dry Creek Valley
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, 30% new oak
The growing season saw a warm summer with very few heat spikes in September allowing the hillside to ripen the grapes evenly. Harvested the second week of September, the grapes exhibited great acidity and a high concentration of both aromatics and phenols. Temperature controlled fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with daily pumpovers to extract color and flavor from the skins. Additional complexity developed with the aging in American oak barrels.
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 90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah which adds color and structure to the blend. Enjoy this cork finished Zinfandel now or cellar for 2-4 years.
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