Cox Reserve Zin 2016

Price: $28.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
26.8 Brix (after cold soak)


Total Acidity:
0.65 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
196 cases

Bottling Date:
June 27, 2018

Fact Sheet

 The Cox Vineyard of Zinfandel and Carignane was planted in the hills NW of Ukiah by Jack Cox in 1956.  This special reserve barrel selection is a tribute to his vision and the love he felt for this land of beautiful redwood forests in the rolling coastal ranges where he loved to hunt for deer and wild boar.  

Winemaker Notes:

Deeper and darker blackberry fruit, almost jammy.  More roasty caramel-dark chocolate oak and vanilla-mocha latte, a bit perfumey like red roses and ripe raspberries. Round sweet oaky vanilla cream in mouth, delicious blackberry and spice, great depth of flavor and fruit.  Very supple, soft finish.  Like blackberry crumble à la mode!

Harvest Date:

September 28-30 (Carig), Oct 4-8 (Zin) Oct 10 (Pet), 2016

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

0.57 gm/100ml pH 3.55

Fermentation Characteristics:

Uninoculated (WILD) yeast fermentation, which took 5 days to start (cold soak!) for total of 21 days on skins. Déléstaged (pronounced 'del-ess-TAHJd) twice times before 12 Brix

Cellar Storage/Aging:

16 months in all American oak barrels, 75% one-year old, 25% new


78% Old Vine Zinfandel, 14% old vine Carignane, 8% Petite Sirah ***Organically and Sustainably farmed and organically grown


100% Cox Vineyard, Mendocino County

Release Date:

February 1, 2019