Vintage
2017
Especial
100% Zinfandel

Especial
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$46.00
/ 2017 Zinfandel 750ml Bottle
SKU: ESP2017ZIN
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$552.00
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89 Points Wine Enthusiast

 91 pts WINE & SPIRITS Magazine

Tasting Notes
Vanilla, Christmas spice, caramel, and plum dominate the nose. Elegant but structured. Dried Fruits, tea and cassis aromas. Grippy and lengthy finish.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Paso Robles, Adelaida District
Vineyard Designation
Mustang Springs Ranch, Especial Block
Harvest Date
08/30/2017-09/27/2017
Sugar
24.7-25.0 Brix at Harvest
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.76
Residual Sugar
0 g/L
Alcohol %
14.4
Production
299 cases produced
Production Notes
100% Dusi clone Zinfandel
Vineyard Notes
100% Mustang Springs Ranch - Especial Block and Nancy's View Zinfandel - 35% dry farmed, 65% irrigated
Winemaker Notes
This wine is a combination of 65% Especial Block Zinfandel and 35% Nancy's View Zinfandel. Both blocks are planted with the Dusi clone of Zinfandel and are adjacent to one another on Mustang Springs Ranch. Nancy's view is a 12 x 12 dry-farmed hillside, while the Especial Block is one of our oldest trellised and irrigated blocks on the ranch. Both blocks were harvested and fermented separately as the reached optimal ripeness. Healthy fermentations were followed by pressing and aging for 18 months in 100% American oak barrels, 30% which are new wood.
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