1999 Contra Costa County Zinfandel

100%
 
Zinfandel, Continente Vineyard

pH: 3.73
T.A.: 0.722 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.4%
Cases Produced: 68

Nineteen ninety-nine was certainly one of the finest vintages ever for Contra Costa County. Normally blazingly hot, a cool moderate summer allowed these grapes to hang into the third week of September. Picking them was an experience I hope to never re-live. Not only did the crew not show up, necessitating my friends and me to don picking knives, but we lost a bin at the end of the day as it slid off the back of a trailer, dumping all of its contents. What a day!

Tasting Note: Very dark purple with typical aromas of earth, pepper, and plum, the wine has an intriguing note of Provencal honey on the palate. Smooth, supple, and full-bodied, we suspect this wine will be best within its first two years of release. Who knows though? We've been fooled before! (MRO - 11/17/00 )

Suggested Retail: $22.50 - Sold Out
Release Date: Spring 2001
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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