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2008 Lytton Springs 750mL


2008 Lytton Springs 750mL


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2008 Lytton Springs - 750mL
74% zinfandel, 21% petite sirah, 5% carignane

A warm spring and temperate summer brought veraison by the third week of July; we began harvesting the younger zinfandel in the last days of August. A week later, a heat wave ripened all the remaining fruit. To avoid excessive sugar levels, we picked non-stop. The thirty-four vineyard parcels fermented separately on their natural yeasts. Tannin and color extraction was slow, so we maintained twice-daily pump-overs for nine days, on average. After a natural malolactic, the wine was racked to air-dried american oak barrels for fifteen months of aging. Enjoyable now, this full-bodied yet elegant zinfandel will continue to develop over the next ten years. JO (11/09)