Nose

Aromas of white pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, raspberry, roasted coffee and vanilla.

Palate

The lush entry elicits a dark cherry component reined in by a structure that suggests further development and longevity. Lively, long, harmonious, and persistent. This is a delicious and palatable ode to classic Zinfandel, a wine that keeps drawing you back for another taste.

Growing Conditions

We were graced with another outstanding vintage in 2014—in fact I just checked my notes and my comment on the final day of harvest, “sensational!” Sunshine and a warm dry spring gave way to mild and ideal growing conditions throughout the summer. An uneventful growing season without extremes is always welcome. Harvest began early and finished early, avoiding the potentially cool and rainy autumn conditions. Vineyards: Fore Family Vineyard

Bottling

Bottling Date: August 8, 2016.

Winemaking

Fermentation: 10 days average, up to 82º Maceration: 15 days average

Aging

20 months in French, Romanian, American; 25% New.

Appearance

Our 2014 Red Hills Zinfandel is dark ruby in color