2018 Zinfandel VS

2018 Zinfandel VS

CA - Alameda County - Livermore Valley
Club Members Only
$38.00 / 750 mL Bottle
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  • Alcohol 15.50%
TA: 6g/l
pH: 3.64
Brix at harvest: 25.3
Harvest date: 10/4-10/20/2018
Aging treatment: Barrel aged 24 months

Winemaker’s Notes:

“The Zinfandels that we find in Livermore Valley can be highland raisin or valley floor jam. While both of these vineyards can be considered Valley Floor, they are not in the Tesla corridor of deeper soils.
The harvest in 2018 was later than normal, providing a little extra hang time, and created a resulting breadth to the palate that we haven’t seen in recent vintages.
This wine is a blend of Sblendorio Vineyard and Songbird Vineyard…. .”

Dane Stark, winemaker

Tasting Notes:

This wine has ruby clarity and vibrant red color.
Its aroma is candied and bright, with cherries and hints of oak and vanilla, blueberries and musk.
With soft tannins and silky mid palate, the fruit is robust and backed by elevated tannin structure giving it an elegant mouthfeel. There are notes of strawberry pie, candied cherries, and a hint of caramel apple towards the finish and in the lingering palate.

Oak plays a medium roll in this wine which saw entirely American barrels with 50% new oak.