2018 ZINFANDEL - Arroyo Grande Valley

91 Points - Vinous

 

Review by Vinous.com / 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

$42.00Price