2008 Late Harvest Blend

2008 Late Harvest Blend

Carignane is a high yielding, high acid grape usually used as a deep coloring component in blends. The variety is a difficult grape for winemakers to master and requires a lot of skill to produce a wine of finesse.

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Late harvest single field blend Aged 10 years in barrel 3 years bottle conditioned. 375ML

A long & delicate finish of raisin, figs, light hints of dark cocoa nibs & the slightest bit of acid to round out the delightful extended mouthfeel experience, picked late in the season, 33% Zinfandel 34% Carignane 33% Mourvedre 40° Brix at Harvest | 11% Residual Sugar 12 Years in Barrel – Released Summer 2021

Fermented into open-top fermenters. Frequent punch downs and a long post-fermentation maceration ensured depth and complexity. This wine was then pressed off and racked and left to age for 5 years in a large format barrel.

Zinfandel is a very fruit-forward wine that is somehow bold and delicate at the same time. Often sought after because of the semi-sweet character notes. It is also part of California’s wine history & legacy, as many of the top producers lay stakes to 100-year-old vines. The estimates are that about 10% of all of California’s vines are Zinfandel.

Mourvèdre is a wine with heavy raisin, fig, and jam flavor. A rich & dark-colored wine, it is a critical part of most rhone blends. The ability to add sweet leather and balance is unmatched. Also, another grape that is grown across California,

Carignane is a high-yielding, high acid grape usually used to add sweet & spicy, & deep coloring components in blends. The variety is a difficult grape for winemakers to master and requires a lot of skill to produce a wine of finesse. With lower yields and better winemaking protocol, the wines are rich and distinctive.

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Weight 2.5 lbs