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2006 Zinfandel, Napa Valley


BLEND
100% Zinfandel

VINEYARDS
Jan Vineyard

APPELLATION
St. Helena, Napa Valley

WINEMAKING

  • 24 days on the skins
  • Triple sorted

BARREL AGING
10 months in 50% French oak barrels

ALCOHOL
15.5% by volume

BOTTLING DATE
November, 2007

CELLARING
Zinfandel is typically a wine that is meant to be consumed within the first 5-7 years of bottling.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES
The 2006 vintage has been described as a “growers” year by some vintners. After a late bud break due to an unseasonably cool spring, the Napa Valley experienced a record setting heat wave in July which allowed the grapes to catch up in ripening. An ideal mild weather pattern came in August and an “Indian Summer” followed into October allowing for slow and even ripening resulting in acids and sugars in perfect harmony.

This wine is from an old head-trained, spur-pruned, dry-farmed vineyard just south of St. Helena. Characteristic of this vineyard, the wine is exuberantly fruity, with berry notes, carried on a tart, juicy structure.