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Napa Valley Zinfandel

 

The historic Silverado Trail runs north/south on the Eastern edge of the entire length of the Napa Valley. The southern section of “The Trail” lies close to the city of Napa and is quickly gaining recognition for producing many elegant, polished, and finely balanced wines from many varieties–red and whites–that speak to the region’s cool and hilly conditions. Zinfandel grows particularly well in the area producing wines with dark fruit and lush texture. The 2018 vintage has aromas of dark plum, cotton candy, blueberry, and blackberry. This wine is nicely balanced with deep mid-palate fruit, fresh acidity, and dusty tannins.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Harvest Dates: September 21st until October 3rd, 2018

Alcohol: 14.8%

Vintage Notes: Seamless season of heavenly hangtime and phenomenal phenolic development. February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.

Ageability: This is a very age-worthy wine which will continue to improve for the next 5-7 years.

2018 Southern Trail Zinfandel (14.8% Alc)