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2015 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel 1.5L

Russian River Valley

2015 Morelli Lane Vineyard Zinfandel 1.5L
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$120.00
/ 1.5 L bottle
SKU: 15ZNMORMAG

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Morelli Lane Vineyard
Acid
6.9 g/L
pH
3.62
Aging
Aged 14 months in French oak (40% new barrels)
Fermentation
Open top fermentation, cold soak, punch down
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Awards
92 Planet Grape, 91 Connoiseurs Guide
Winemaker Notes
Making this wine is all about showcasing the special character of this wonderful vineyard—ebullient fruit, silky tannins, density without heaviness. To achieve this, we employ similar winemaking techniques as for our pinots: hand-sorting the fruit prior to destemming, cold soaking for 7 days, and fermenting in a small open top fermenter with gentle punchdowns. Our zin is aged only in French oak chosen to showcase the sweet fruit and candied spice overtones. The wine was racked once the spring of 2015 to marry the individual barrels, and to allow us to hone our barrel choices for its final aging. For this wine, we love Taransaud barrels for the structure and Asian spice they impart, and Cadus for their creamy caramel tones. The blend developed wonderful richness and breadth over summer and fall.