2005 Forchini Vineyard Zinfandel

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2011-2015 OPTIMAL DRINKING WINDOW
Russian River Valley Forchini Vineyard
RELEASE PRICE $45 Past Release

Winemakers Notes

Extremely concentrated flavors of raspberry, cassis, mocha and sassafras explode in your mouth. The aromas are similar, but with a high-toned perfumed edge to them. Big rich mouth-coating […]

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Technical Notes

TA 0.65g/100ml
pH 3.37
Alc. 14.9%
Barrel Description 57% 2-year-old , 43% 3+ year-old
Barrel Aged 14 months
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Winemakers Notes

Extremely concentrated flavors of raspberry, cassis, mocha and sassafras explode in your mouth. The aromas are similar, but with a high-toned perfumed edge to them. Big rich mouth-coating tannins give way to a long jammy finish.
—Winemaker Bob Cabral

Harvest Notes

Following a labor-intensive growing season due to early spring rains, a cool summer and mild fall weather extended the ripening season in 2005. This long, slow maturation period permitted flavors and color to develop to high levels, and the absence of weather threats or temperature extremes allowed fruit to be picked at optimum ripeness. The fruit quality was extremely high, contributing to balanced and elegant wines with concentrated flavors and intense color.

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