Vintage
2014
Clevenger
97% Zinfandel, 1% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet

Clevenger
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/ 2014 Zinfandel 750ml Bottle
SKU: Clev2014Zin
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Aromas of boysenberry, olallieberry, and Clevenger’s characteristic blueberry. This wine opens with bursts of fruit and follows with notes of lavender, orange blossom, and pecan. A chalky minerality emerges on the palate, along with red cherry, marzipan, and candied ginger. Smooth and balanced tannins lead to a long, rich finish

Tasting Notes
"Inky purple. Highly aromatic scents of cassis, blackberry and incense carry suave floral and vanilla overtones. Juicy and gently sweet, offering sappy flavors of dark berries, bitter cherry, vanilla and spicecake. Velvety tannins add shape and grip to the long, smoky finish, where the spice and floral notes return." — Josh Raynolds | Vinous | Sept 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles, Willow Creek District
Vineyard Designation
Clevenger
Harvest Date
10/15/2014 - 10/24/2014
Sugar
27.6 Brix
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.49
Bottling Date
3/2/2016
Residual Sugar
0.91 g/L
Alcohol %
15.1
Awards
91pts — Vinous; 90pts — International Wine Report
Production
508 cases produced
Production Notes
Clevenger is always among one of our last vineyards to be harvested and 2014 was no exception. Picked at the tail end of harvest in mid-October, Clevenger was brought into the winery to be destemmed and hand-sorted into small batch fermenters. Punched down three times a day by hand and macerated for seven days after ferment was complete. The wine was then aged on its lees in 40% new French oak. After fourteen months’ aging time, the wine was racked, blended, and bottled.
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