2013 Zinfandel

2013 Zinfandel

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The grapes for our Zinfandel were grown on our Pleasant Valley and Hospitality Center vineyards, then handpicked and sorted in the cool morning hours. They were gently crushed and then allowed to ferment in small stainless steel tanks. Variable pump-over techniques were implemented during the progressive stages of fermentation to enhance fruit extraction and enrich mouthfeel. The wine was then transferred into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and spent 16 months in French and American oak barrels. During aging, 14% Petite Sirah was blended in for complexity and mouthfeel, then returned to barrels to integrate for the last 8 months prior to bottling.

Enjoy now through 2020.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Ruby garnet
  • Aroma: Black raspberry and plum with notes of Amaretto and spice
  • Taste: Medium-bodied with juicy plum fruit, hints of vanillin and a smooth, chalky finish
Other Notes
"An elegant and juicy Paso Zinfandel" — Kevin Willenborg, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 24 – Oct. 3, 2013
16 months in French and American oak barrels
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