SILVER - 2019 Sommelier Challenge
Opening with prominent fruity aromas of plum and dried cranberries, our 2017 Zinfandel is lighter in body yet maintains luscious fruit and a firm structure. The soft, silky texture rounds out the more subtle flavors of cedar and clay. With its smooth finish, and light tannins, this wine is ideal to serve slightly chilled on a hot summer day , or paired with a simple charcuterie or cheese platter.
Our 2017 Zinfandel grapes were harvested in two picks on August 28th, as well as on August 31st. The grapes were grown on our estate Coble Ranch vineyard, located in Winters, CA. We use the heritage Primitivo Clone in our Zinfandel block, which usually expresses a lighter, more refined fruit profile than its counterparts. After the grapes were harvested and sorted, they were fermented in small lots, then pressed in our traditional basket press. Once pressed, the wine was aged for 14 months in twice used French oak barrels.