2009 Russian River Valley "Papera Ranch" Zinfandel

100%
 
Zinfandel

pH: 3.46
T.A.: 0.72 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.4%
Cases Produced: 779

Mother Nature blessed Papera Ranch with both quality and quantity in 2009, providing us with a wine that rivals our much-lauded 2007. But what Mother Nature giveth, she also taketh away. The entire crop was in lost in 2010 on August 24th due to heat. If you are a fan of what we have done with this vineyard the last few years, I encourage you to take advantage of the quantity available. Picked October 10th. Fermented indigenously. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
 
Tasting Note: Dark ruby-garnet. Verging on opaque. Black raspberry, fresh cream, licorice, and herbs provide a fabulous sniff. On the palate, incredibly concentrated with great weight and mouth-feel. Seemingly darker and deeper than previous vintages. Totally dry but at the same time Chambord-like with laser-like acidity to keep the mouth refreshed. Papera Ranch is truly one of the great old-vine vineyards of California. Enjoy this magnificent Zinfandel from release through 2017. (MRO – 09/25/11)

Suggested Retail: $44 - Sold Out
Release Date: November 2011
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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