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2011 Zinfandel, Carignane, Grenache
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
55% zinfandel, 43% carignane, 2% grenache
Appellation
Contra Costa County
Vineyard Designation
Evangelho, Gonsalves, Alamo Creek
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.62
Bottling Date
7/30/2012
Alcohol %
14.5

2011 Zinfandel, Carignane, Grenache

September 2013 DEWN club release

This is really just an ultra-delicious, sappy excursion into the land of black raspberry and blackberry jam with maybe just maybe the vaguest suggestion of Damson plum. 

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SKU: DZC11C

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A wine with no name, but indicated only by varietal percentages—as anonymous as that which you might find served to you en carafe in an albergo. Un pò rustico, one (rightfully) concludes. Now, (the truth can now be told), I’m no great fan of Zinfandel. Generally too blowsy, too loud, a bit like the tourists you run into at Disney World.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes

Instead, this is really just an ultra-delicious, sappy excursion into the land of black raspberry and blackberry jam with maybe just maybe the vaguest suggestion of Damson plum. There is a wonderful, very discreet mineral sub-text (presumably provided by the Carignane), which in no way interferes with the absolute gulpability of this exceptionally friendly wine. Soft, dulcet, and exceptionally rich on the palate.

Production Notes
441 cases
Winemaker Notes

But ’11 was a magical vintage in what would otherwise be the thermically overachieving sandy lanes of burgs, Antioch and Oakley, respectively. Coolness was all in 2011, and there is precious little of the over-ripe pruney character one often finds in Zinfandel.

Food Pairing Notes

To be enjoyed immediately—ideally with barbecue, or any fashion of slow-cooked, braised meat or bird.

Other Notes
Serving Temperature: 50-55º F Optimal Drinkability: Drinkable upon release (September 2013), 5-8 years ageability Label Artist: Gary Taxali
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