Vintage
2012
Vortex
82% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah

Vortex
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$38.00
/ 2012 Zinfandel 750ml Bottle
SKU: Vortex2012Zin
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A refreshing deep red aroma awakens the senses. Notes of raspberry, cranberry and currents open to a smooth start that leads into flavors of dried fruits, lightly toasted oak, caramel & spicy pepper. Hints of pipe tobacco take you to a sharp finish leaving your palate begging for more.

Tasting Notes
Vortex supplies an intense bouquet of black cherry and strawberry, enriched by floral and perfumed aromas of rosehips, violet, and hibiscus, with light notes of autumn spices. An opulent palate of fresh blackberry, clove, leather, and limestone mineral flavors, ends with supple tannins and luxurious traces of cigar spice.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
9/17/2012 – 11/2/2012
Sugar
24.4 – 26.2 Brix
Acid
0.64 g/100mL
pH
3.57
Bottling Date
5/14/2014
Residual Sugar
0.20 g/100mL
Alcohol %
14.90
Awards
Gold Star, Sante; Gold Medal San Francisco Chronicle
Production
526 Cases
Production Notes
The fruit for Vortex is sourced from some of our favorite vineyards. Each of these vineyards has its own unique microclimate, so the fruit that went in to this Vortex blend was harvested throughout the 2012 growing season. Harvesting began September 17th and did not finish until November 2nd. The grape clusters were meticulously sorted by hand and gently removed from the stems, prior to a second hand-sorting of the berries. This thorough and delicate fruit processing leaves behind only the finest grapes to be fermented. After completion of primary fermentation, the pomace was basket-pressed and racked to a mix of French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels, where the wine fully finished a malolactic fermentation and aged for 17 months.
Vineyard Notes
32% Clevenger Vineyard, 15% Four Hearts Vineyard, 15% Snow Vineyard, 11% Bailey Ranch, 8% Solano, 8% KelNik Vineyard, 7% Mustard Creek, 4% Heaton
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