2007 Zinfandel

2007 Zinfandel

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Zinfandel from our Huerhuero Vineyard was hand picked in the cool of the morning and sorted in the vineyard. It was gently crushed and then allowed to ferment in small stainless steel tanks. During fermentation 10% of the juice was drained off to concentrate the remaining wine. Petite Sirah was added for complexity. The juice was gently pumped (sprinkled) over the cap once a day during fermentation. The wine was then transferred into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and spent 16 months in French, Hungarian and American oak barrels.

Enjoy now through 2012.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: Deep purple, very intense
  • Aroma: Notes of anise, cloves, baked strawberry and rhubarb pie with bacon
  • Taste: Big, full-bodied and packed with intense, sweet, ripe fruit; this wine has wonderful flavors of raspberry jam, white chocolate, spice and plum; the fruit is supported by elegant tannins; bright finish
Other Notes
"A big, bold and spicy Paso Zinfandel" — Matthias Gubler, Winemaker
Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
Sep. 23 — Oct. 2, 2007
16 months in 60% French, 20% Hungarian and 20% American oak barrels. 15% new barrels
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