Vintage
2014
Especial
97% Zinfandel, 2% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah

Especial
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$40.00
/ 2014 Zinfandel 750ml Bottle
SKU: Esp2014Zin
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$480.00
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This wine is flush with rich herbal and spice notes. Cola, vanilla, and sarsaparilla meet the intoxicating aromas of elderflower and jasmine. Sweet caramel and rich coffee flavors complement woody notes of cedar and cigar box. Structured tannins carry the wine to an extended finish.

 

Tasting Notes
"Brilliant magenta. Lively, sharply focused scents of fresh red berries, candied flowers and peppery spices. Juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are braced by zesty acidity and deepened by a suggestion of licorice. Very nicely balanced and focused. Finishes long and sappy, offering gentle grip, repeating red fruit character and harmonious tannins." — Josh Raynolds | Vinous | Sept 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles, Adelaida District
Harvest Date
9/12/2014
Sugar
25.7 Brix
Acid
5.5 g/L
pH
3.99
Bottling Date
3/2/2016
Residual Sugar
0.08 g/L
Alcohol %
14.6
Awards
91pts — Vinous
Production
463 cases produced
Production Notes
Harvested from a select block of Zinfandel on our Mustang Springs Ranch estate vineyard, the Especial has been a fixture in our wine offerings for decades. The fruit was picked mid-September and sorted by hand into stainless steel for fermentation. After a forty-eight hour cold soak, the juice began fermentation naturally, and was manually pumped over twice a day. Then the wine was gently pressed into new American oak barrels and aged for fifteen months before blending and bottling.
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