2002 Zinfandel

2002 Zinfandel

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All Zinfandel grapes were hand picked and selected for quality, in the vineyard. Fermentation was completed in small three-quarter ton bins. The fruit was allowed to cold soak for five days to extract color and flavor. Fermentation on the skins was completed in six days during which frequent punch downs took place until the wine was pressed off at dryness (0˚) brix. The wine completed malic fermentation in-barrel over four months (25% new French oak) and was then left to age in barrels for a further 12 months. A special selection of Syrah from our Huerhuero Vineyard was added to enhance structure and add tannin. Its earthy, spicy characteristics complement the bright fruit of the Zinfandel. The finished wine was lightly filtered before being bottled.

Enjoy now through 2009.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Deep cherry red
  • Aroma: Effusive nose of red and black berry fruits, particularly blueberry, bramble and red currant notes, complimented by vanilla and toasted oak.
  • Taste: Ripe and rich with full body with great extract; raspberry, boysenberry fruit with some spiciness and notes of toasted oak; long finish
Other Notes
"A big bold, spicy Paso Robles Zinfandel" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 14 — Sep. 23, 2002
16 months in 25% new French oak
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