Looking for another dynamic red wine for the wine list pointed me to merlot that spent it’s entire “life” from grapes to finished wine outside. Yes, outside in the winter! Wow, was the sediment from the pressing of the wine incredibly thick on the bottom of the tank. Whoosh. Combine the Merlot with Frontenac and Grenache, we softened the tannins just a hair and added in dynamic cranberry notes to the existing berry flavors in the merlot
While at 14% alcohol, this wine will say “Hi,” but the wine is incredibly balanced and approachable, a great crowd pleasing wine but still having a great backbone for those that like big and bold dry reds.
Enjoy the fruit. Enjoy the full richness in this wine. Delicious.
Vintage 2022| Varietal Zinfandel | Appelation: Livermore Valley CA and Turtle Run Vineyards
Acid 0.77 | PH 3.51| Alcohol % 14.15| Residual Sugar .25% | Grams Glucose 0 | Grams Sucrose 0| Grams Fructose 2 |