2017 Bismark Zinfandel 750ml

2017 Bismark Zinfandel 750ml

Appellation
Sonoma Valley

Vineyard: Our Bismark Mountain vineyard is in the Mayacamas Mountains in the Moon Mountain District, Sonoma County appellation. Two and three-quarter acres were planted in 1993, 9’ by 4’, on very rocky ground. In 2000 we grafted an additional 2676 vines (3.99 acres) to Zinfandel. In all we have six small blocks of Zinfandel at Bismark.  
 
Vintage 2017: A welcome, very wet winter filled reservoirs. Spring frost was absent. A relatively dry, cool spring led into a summer with alternating cool and very hot periods. Blocks that were blooming during extremes suffered some shatter but overall the crop size was average. A temperate August was followed by a Labor Day heat wave that pushed harvest into high gear. We harvested our Bismark Mountain Zin from blocks 7 and 15 on September 6, 2017 at an average brix of 29.1 o. .  Winemaking: Our 2017 Bismark Zinfandel was destemmed and cold soaked for four days in stainless steel tanks. It was inoculated with a non-saccharomyces yeast (Torulaspora) and then, four days later inoculated with a commercial Saccharomyces (eight-day total cold soak). It was drained and pressed at 9.5 Brix, and finished primary fermentation in tank. Ageing was sur lie in a combination of custom fired fine grain Q. alba from Nadalie and subsequent ageing in French oak from Trust and Boutes.  
 
Tasting Notes: Bright Ruby in the glass, our Zin exudes youthful raspberry, rattan and hint of fresh maple sap.  Flavors are echoic and fresh with notes of raspberry torte. Juicy, long and polished, our 2017 is a vibrant youngster. (Tasted 5-3-19)  
 
Variety: 100% Zinfandel  
 
Vineyard Location: Bismark Mountain blocks 15 and 7 Zin. Moon Mountain District Sonoma County 
 
Age of Vines: 12-18 years 
 
Alcohol: 15.8% 
 
pH: 3.67 
 
Titratable Acidity (TA): 0.64 g/100 mL 
 
Residual Sugar: 0.4% 
 
Avg. Brix at Harvest: 29.1o  
 
Length/Type of Aging: 10 months in barrel. 
 
Oak Types: American oak coopered by Nadalie, French oak coopered by Trust and Boutes 
 
Bottling Date: August 8, 2018 
 
Number of Cases: 522 
 
Vegetarian (CAS) 

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$66.00
 
SKU: BZN172