2014 Uvaggio Zinfandel - radix vinea

88% Zinfandel
Cappelli Ranch - El Dorado
12% Mixed Reds  
Herbert Vineyard - El Dorado

These own rooted vines (hence our name radix vinea) are propagated from an old Zin selection, one that has been cultivated in the Sierra foothills for well over 100 years.  

Our harvest occurred in late Sept and after a few days of maceration, the must was inoculated for a swift fermentation.  Following pressing in early Oct, it was filled into barrels which consisted entirely of newer Hungarian oak, including ~12% that were new.  It was aged on its light lees until racking in mid Apr, then continued aging until to bottling.

Bottled in July 2015; 14.9% alcohol, pH 3.71 & TA 5.8 g/l  

Exuberantly fruity; with aromas and flavors of blueberry and blackberry, plus a hint of mocha; bold, full and intense; with a rich, supple finish.

Uvaggio Zinfandel - radix vinea Press

 Editors’ Choice 

"Concentrated fruit flavors, full body and a smooth, broad mouthfeel make this wine soothing and satisfying to drink. Made from vines growing on their own roots, the wine delivers a ripe berry and cherry character that floods the palate and lingers nicely on the finish." — Jim Gordon


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