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2004 Zinfandel
Russian River Valley Old Vine Limited Edition

Tasting Notes

Grown from an 80-year-old vineyard, this Zinfandel displays the polished intensity reserved for vines of this age. The wine opens with a lustrous fragrance of spiced plum and ripe black currant. A framework of bright acidity and supple tannins carry an attractive mélange of flavors. A burst of crushed blackberries with a sprinkling of black pepper sets the stage. The engaging interplay of flavors continues with black raspberry jam infused with honey and a dusting of cocoa. The vineyard was planted in 1928 by the Barberi family, wine pioneers of the region. In the heart of the Russian River Valley off Olivet Lane,
the clay soils were dry farmed for many years. This once-vibrant vineyard was the pride and joy of the old Italian family. Today the ancient vines are gnarled and stump-like, producing extremely low yields of 1.6 tons per acre. Despite weathering years of stormy winters, freezing nights and hot summer sun, these old vines still produce lusciously concentrated grapes.

Unfiltered and unfined.

Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 26°

Released
October 10, 2004

Vineyard
Barbari Vineyard

Varietals
92% Zinfandel
8% Petite Sirah

Production
174 Cases – Limited Edition

Alcohol
14.8%

pH
3.75

Total Acidity
.0739

Time Aged Sur Lie
10-12 Years

Extended Maceration
22 Days

Cooperage
New French Oak: 60%
Season French Oak: 40%
French Coopers: Tonnellerie Radoux Tonnellerie Remond
Time in Barrels: 16 Months
Toast Style: Medium Toast

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