2013 ZMC

2013 ZMC

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.

$45.00

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Our 2013 ZMC is a true California field blend of Zinfandel, Mourvedre, & Carignane farmed in the Contra Costa region. 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 large format barrel. After an extended time in the barrel, the wine is now totally integrated, with the roller coaster mouthfeel experience, starting with sweet cherries, intro raisin, and then finishing with a light pepper and leather flavors.

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 stake 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 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 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. With lower yields and better winemaking protocol, the wines are rich and distinctive.

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Weight 2.5 lbs