2015 Ancient Vines Zinfandel

$20
Club Price: $16
Gold
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2017

Wonderful, fat strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage.

100-year-old vineyards in Oakley with deep, sandy soil, cooled by breezes from the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers.

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Harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. Gently crushed, fermented to extract rich flavors and provide excellent color, pressed off their skins and laid down to a complement of American oak cooperage for 7 months.

Vintage
2015
Wine Type
Red Wine
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Contra Costa County
Harvest Date
August 13 - September 14
Acid
.68g/100ml
pH
3.68
Residual Sugar
.30%
Alcohol %
15.0

Tasting Notes & Pairings

Dark berries, coffee and chocolate with great vanilla oak character and a long lingering finish. Pairs with pasta dishes with a light tomato sauce and grilled meats.