Varietally distinct, this Zinfandel captures the true essence of Alexander Valley. The fruit is sourced from a variety of vineyards with differing microclimates. This provides the winery with an array of unique parcels of fruit. Once vinified, these parcels are blended together and then allowed to mature in French and American oak for 10 months. Further complexity is achieved by the addition of small amounts of Sangiovese and Syrah.
Wine maker notes
There are aromas of raspberry, plum, black cherry, and a touch of citrus. Flavors of
plum, black cherry, black pepper, spice and pomegranate fill the glass.
Wine: SinZin - 25 Anniversary Release
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Grape Varietal: Zinfandel
Barrel Regimen: 10 months in 75% American and 25% French Oak
Alcohol (by volume)
2009 was a cooler vintage with fewer heat spikes than in the past few years,\r\nallowing for uniform ripening in the Alexander Valley which led to wines with good\r\nstructure, balance and complexity. Overall, the vintage is more elegant than in\r\nmany recent years. Kevin blended in a small amount of Petite Sirah to broaden the\r\nmouthfeel on the wine and add a little more dark fruit to the palate.