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Grgich Hills Estate | Napa Valley
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Winemaker's Notes:
indigenous yeast
Harvest date
Sept 26- Oct 8, 2013
25% degrees Brix at Harvest
Bottling date
March 31, 2015
Release Date
November 2017
Total acid
5.5 g/L
Time in oak
15 months
Type of oak
French oak
97% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah

2013 Zinfandel, Napa Valley

The Wine: We co-fermented the Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure and then aged the wine in large oak casks so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak. This food-friendly Zinfandel’s fresh flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries and a hint of pepper on the long finish is the perfect match for grilled meats with barbecue sauce, sausage pizza and hearty pastas.

Vintage: The 2013 vintage was nearly perfect, with consistent sunshine and moderate temperatures. After a wet start to winter in 2012, spring was warmer than usual, triggering an early bud break and flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With only one heat spike in late June/early July, Napa's typical warm days and cool nights created wonderfully flavorful grapes. We started harvesting about two weeks early than usual and never seemed to stop with grapes coming in at a steady pace.

Vineyard: Our 34-acre vineyard above Calistoga is the warmest of our ve vineyards and the sole source of our Zinfandel. Its northeast exposure catches abundant morning sun but is shaded from the hot, late afternoon sun and combined with the vineyard’s gravelly loam soils, creates the perfect spot to grow this varietal. We farm all of our vineyards naturally, without arti cial pesticides or herbicides, and they are certi ed organic.

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2013 Zinfandel, Napa Valley

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