2014 Sonoma Valley "Rossi Ranch" Zinfandel

94%
 
Zinfandel
6%
 
Petite Sirah

pH: 3.89
T.A.: 0.67 g/100mL
Alcohol: 15.2%
Cases Produced: 206

A very worthy follow-up to the otherworldly 2013, Phil Coturri and his peeps continue to work their mojo on these now 105-year-old vines.  Picked October 6th, this was the last lot of the year.  The fruit was fully destemmed and cold soaked for 6 days before indigenous fermentation began.  Pressed on October 21st to all French oak, 13% new, and bottled unfined.
 
Tasting Note: Medium-dark to dark ruby-purple.  Piercing aromas of macerated cherries and raspberries with hints of white pepper and bramble (the typical Rossi garrigue).  Full-bodied on the palate with a pleasing creaminess, flavors of boysenberry and peppery spice persist through the long and gently tannic finish.  Enjoy this organically-farmed Zinfandel between late 2016 and 2024. (MRO – 01/19/16)

Suggested Retail: $47 - Sold Out
Release Date: April 2016
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
   
     
     
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