60% Zinfandel, 26% Petite Sirah, 14% Alicante Bouschet
Russian River Valley
Deep ruby in color with aromas of dark chocolate and black cherry. Medium to full body with well-coated tannins. Powerful but supple on the finish. MB (6/21)
This wine comes from the oldest portion of the San Lorenzo vineyard, located just north of Healdsburg. Originally planted in 1892, the property has remained in the same family for three generations. Today the vines are meticulously farmed by Pete Seghesio. This exceptional zinfandel will be enjoyable over the next eight years.
Pete Seghesio owns this historic San Lorenzo vineyard. Seghesio inherited the ranch from his mother, Rachel Ann Passalacqua Seghesio. The vineyard has been part of the Passalacqua family heritage since 1896, a few years after it was planted. His great-grandfather was a cook in the California gold fields and paid 10 gold coins for the land.
Rainfall: 25 inches (below normal)
Weather: Rains in April and May helped the vines get through the summer.
Harvest Dates: 15 & 22 September
Grapes: Average Brix 25.5˚
TA: 5.99 g/L
Fermentation: Grapes de-stemmed and crushed, pumped over a floating cap twice daily. Pressed at eleven days.
Barrels: 100% air-dried American oak barrels (15% new, 40% three years-old, and 45% four years-old).
Aging: Fourteen months in barrel
Hand-harvested grapes fermented on the native yeasts, followed by full malolactic on the naturally occurring malolactic bacteria; minimum effective sulfur for this wine (35 ppm at crush, 57 ppm over the course of aging); pad filtered at bottling. In keeping with our philosophy of minimal intervention, this is the sum of our actions.
Average Rating: 89.8
No. of Tasting Notes: 11
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