2018 Zinfandel - Estate
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2018 Zinfandel - Estate
2018 Zinfandel - Estate

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In keeping with Zenaida minimalist style, our micro produced, Estate grown Zinfandel, is made from our estate vineyard located in near perfect growing conditions at the base of the Santa Lucia Mountains in the Templeton Gap District. We utilize sustainable agriculture practices to produce wines that are predominantly fruit forward and express our unique west side terroir. In mid-summer the vines are “green thinned”. Green clusters are cut from the vine, leaving a smaller amount of more mature clusters to alleviate the plants of uneven ripening and concentrate flavors in remaining clusters. At harvest, the fruit is hand sorted and de-stemmed directly into open top fermenters. After a 48 hour cold soak the fruit macerates slowly and evenly with twice daily manual punch downs and specifically timed de le stage over approximately 30 days. The wine is then aged for 15 months in select French, and Hungarian oak barrels. Our Zinfandel is pushed to just this side of too far to reach its full potential. By avoiding the dried out flavors of over-ripeness, we concentrate on the fresher fruit aspects that Zinfandel has to offer. The result is a wine deeply layered with dark fruits and wild berries. Flavors of fresh Blackberry, Raspberry and Pomegranate are followed by spicy toasted oak, and lingering mild white pepper.