Vintage
2015
D Block
100% Zinfandel

D Block
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/ 2015 Zinfandel 750ml Bottle
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Notes of cedar, vanilla, chocolate, tobacco, black currant, raspberry, black cherry, and fig create a complex bouquet. Strawberry, plum, peaches and orange zest dominate the palate, creating a juicy mid palate with bursting flavors and a lingering finish.

Tasting Notes
Due to extreme demand this wine now has a one bottle limit.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles, Adelaida District
Vineyard Designation
D Block
Harvest Date
9/12/2015
Sugar
25.4 Brix at Harvest
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.6
Aging
16 months in 30% new French Oak
Fermentation
In French Oak barrels with heads removed
Bottling Date
5/19/2017
Residual Sugar
0 g/L
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Enthusiast
93
Awards
93pts & Editor's Choice — Wine Enthusiast; 94pts — Blue Lifestyle
Production
less than 100 cases produced
Production Notes
Harvested at optimum ripeness. Picked all Davis Block clones at the same time. Cluster sorted prior to destemming, whole berry destemmed and berry sorted post destemming. Fermented in French Oak barrels with heads removed, 3-5 day cold soak, 14-21 day maceration time. Punched down 1-3x daily, pressed at dryness in small basket press, malolactic fermentation completed in barrel, aged for 16 months in 30% New French Oak.
Vineyard Notes
100% Mustang Springs Ranch, 100% Davis Block
Winemaker Notes
18 different clones (DNA Unique) sourced from 18 sites with a minimum vine age of 100 years old. Planted in 2011 on a 9x6 spacing. 6 Sonoma County, 4 Mendocino County, 3 SLO County, 2 Napa County, 1 Amador County, 1 Alameda County, and 1 Bari, Italy. Collaboration between Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) and UC Davis to preserve these Heritage Zinfandel Clones.
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