2019 San Lorenzo

2019 San Lorenzo

Wine Information

65% Zinfandel, 26% Petite Sirah, 9% Alicante Bouschet

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Vintage

2019

Vineyard

San Lorenzo

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Alcohol By Volume

14.6%

Winemaker Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of black cherry, cocoa, and roasted meat. Bramble fruit and sweet brown spice on the palate. Medium to full body with well-coated tannins. MB (12/21)

Vintage Notes

This wine comes from the oldest parcel of the San Lorenzo vineyard. Originally planted in 1892, the inter-planted zinfandel, petite sirah and alicante are harvested and fermented together. Deep color, briary fruit and a well-coated tannic structure are hallmarks of this classic field blend; it can be enjoyed over the next eight years. JO (2/21)

History

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.

Growing Season

Rainfall: 46 inches (above average)
Bloom: May
Weather: Total rainfall for the season was almost double our usual amounts. The vines responded with bountiful yields of great quality.

Winemaking

Harvest Date: 24 September
Grapes: Average Brix 25.8˚
TA: 5.09 g/L
pH: 4.00
Fermentation: Grapes de-stemmed and crushed, pumped over a floating cap twice daily. Pressed at eleven days. Full malolactic on the naturally-occurring bacteria.
Barrels: 100% air-dried American oak barrels (10% one year-old, 20% two years-old, 35% three years-old, and 35% 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, 91 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.

Consumer Tasting Notes

Average Rating: 88.3

No. of Tasting Notes: 6

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