2018 Heritage Zinfandel

$43.00
Club Price: $32.25
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Heritage Zinfandel is big and flavorful, with notes of chocolate, sweet berries, spice and coffee. It’s another big-boned Zinfandel Cline Cellars is known for. The wine’s acidity and tannins are firm, but balanced, creating a luscious wine.

This luscious Zinfandel comes from our prized Big Break, Live Oak and Bridgehead vineyards located in Oakley. All within a two mile radius of one another, these vineyards are planted in deep sandy soil, are dry-farmed and head-trained, and employ farming practices that were originally used by the Italian and Portuguese immigrants that inhabited the area before the turn of the century.

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Grapes were harvested at natural high sugar levels and almost entirely destemmed and lightly crushed, with a large proportion of whole berries remaining in the must. Fermentation occurred at moderate temperatures in stainless steel tanks, using only natural yeast. After 10
days of gentle “pump-overs” and near dryness, the wine was pressed from its skins and put down to 30% French oak for 10 months.

Vintage
2015
Wine Type
Red Wine
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Contra Costa County
Harvest Date
August 14 - September 3
Acid
.62g/100ml
pH
3.60
Alcohol %
15.0

Tasting Notes & Pairings

Rich and opulent with ripe, juicy berries, spice and coffee.