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Montevina Amador Zinfandel 2014

Montevina Amador Zinfandel 2014
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Amador County
Acid
.57 g/100ml
pH
3.62
Residual Sugar
.35g/100ml
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: 203045514
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Amador County
Acid
.57 g/100ml
pH
3.62
Residual Sugar
.35g/100ml
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine offers classic varietal characteristics like ripe cherry aromas, complex flavors, and silky tannins. As distinctive as it is, it’s also friendly and unpretentious with plenty of wild currant and plum flavors, with hints of allspice and dark chocolate on the palate.
Production Notes
The fast and furious finish after a rather rollicking start limits extraction and results in the lighter style Zin we are looking for. After tank pressing, about half of the wine is aged in large neutral oak upright tanks and half in small American Oak barrels.
Winemaker Notes
The Montevina Zinfandel was handpicked in the early morning. The cool grapes were immediately destemmed, lightly crushed, and then sent to fermentors. Zinfandel’s exceptionally large clusters (weighing in at around half a pound) are notorious for uneven ripening. Fortunately for us Zinners, when the clusters are thrown into the fermentors, the berries’ sugar levels are balanced out by one another. The tanks—full of juice, skins, seeds, and whole berries—are left to “cold soak” for up to three days before inoculation. During this time the natural yeast brought in from the vineyard builds a small population and converts some of the energy from grape sugar into alcohol. This prologue to fermentation adds complexity to the finished wine as the wild yeast and the water extraction produces unique flavors and aromas. After three days, an isolated strain of yeast is introduced and this newly dominant population grows exponentially, converting the rest of the sugar in about four days.
Food Pairing Notes
A favorite pairing in the Tasting Room is a zesty salsa poured over cream cheese. Easy and delish!
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