2014 Mancini Zinfandel


Price: $38.00
Quantity:
Averge Brix at Harvest:
26.8°Brix

Alcohol:
14.8%

Total Acidity:
0.75

pH:
3.26


Cases Produced:
415


Bottling Date:
May 10, 2016

Fact Sheet

Mancini Vineyard was planted in 1922 in the old world method of mixed planting. There are vines of  Zinfandel, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir, Valdiguié, Abouriou, and other unidentified varieties in this amazing old vineyard. A true field blend, Mancini Zin is as interesting and complex to taste as the vineyard itself!

 

 

Winemaker Notes:

Very complexly layered black fruits, deep and dark and brooding.  Freshly ground black pepper, augmented by full spice cupboard. Cedary, creamy oak, a bit of vanilla, a touch of aromatic blueberry. Rich in mouth, good structure for aging, a bit chewy in its youth.

 

Harvest Date:

October 7, 2014

Fermentation Characteristics:

3 days cold soak prior to ferment, Déléstaged 3 times before 10°Brix, 14 days total on skins

Cellar Storage/Aging:

19 months in barrels; 25% new French, 40% new American, and 35% 2 year old French & American

Appellation:

Russian River Valley AVA, Mancini Vineyard

Release Date:

February 1, 2018