2004 Forchini Vineyard Zinfandel

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2009-2011 OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW
Russian River Valley Forchini Vineyard
RELEASE PRICE $45 Past Release

Winemakers Notes

The very concentrated flavors of wild raspberry, boysenberry, licorice and currants burst onto your palate. Aromas of ripe sweet raspberry cobbler and spice fill your glass. The ripe, […]

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Technical Notes

TA 0.70g/100ml
pH 3.30
Alc. 15.6%
Barrel Description 55% 2-year-old, 45% 3+ year-old
Barrel Aged 14 months
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Winemakers Notes

The very concentrated flavors of wild raspberry, boysenberry, licorice and currants burst onto your palate. Aromas of ripe sweet raspberry cobbler and spice fill your glass. The ripe, fat tannins coat your mouth and finish with a perception of sweetness due to the mouth-watering acidity. Very dense and rich, it will age nicely over the years.
—Winemaker Bob Cabral

Harvest Notes

A hot spell in March followed by a warm spring influenced an unusually early bloom and budbreak. This precocious start, followed by a growing season of moderate temperatures, resulted in a very early harvest. Although we harvested the grapes two to three weeks earlier than normal, the long season provided ample time for the fruit to reach full maturity and develop extraordinary color and intense flavors. A cooling trend in mid-September offered the Chardonnay additional hang time prior to harvest.

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