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2018 ZINFANDEL - Arroyo Grande Valley

91 Points - Vinous


Review by / Antonio Galloni:  This is a powerful, rustic wine that shows more brooding side of Zinfandel in its dark fruit and earthy flavors. Black cherry, plum, scorched earth, licorice, tobacco and cedar all build in this potent, brooding wine.


Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley, San Luis Obispo County


Vineyard:  DePaola Vineyard, Arroyo Grande, CA


Soil: Sand to sandy clay loam with an ocean floor composition


Composition: 100% Zinfandel


Harvest Date: Sep. 22, 2018


Juice Stats: Brix 25.4, pH 3.69, TA 0.621


Vinification: Hand sorted, destemmed with a long cold soak.  Inoculated with T73 with a long post soak.  18 months on lees in 1 & 2 use barrels (50% French, 50% American).  Wine is unfined and unfiltered.


Cooperage:  40% new American oak barrels.  40% 2-3 year American oak, 20% 2-3 yr French oak


Production: 148 cases


Alcohol: 15.6% 

2018 ZINFANDEL - Arroyo Grande Valley

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