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Wirth Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyard

 

 

2011 ZINFANDEL

GREEN VALLEY

WINEMAKER'S NOTES:
This is a ripe, full-bodied wine that combines intense berry and plum flavors with notes of vanilla and spice, a touch of cedar, and a sweet finish. Its soft tannins and acidity make it a pleasure to drink now, and over the next several years.

APPELLATION:
Green Valley (Solano County)
Tucked in a corner of Solano County next to the larger Suisun Valley, this appellation is just starting to develop its own character.

VINEYARD:
Wirth Ranch's old, head-pruned vines are planted on a steep hillside where they receive sun all day. This orientation allows the Zinfandel to ripen, despite the fact that Green Valley tends to be slightly cooler than much of Suisun Valley. The block is dry-farmed.
The block is dry=-farmed

VINTAGE:
This vineyard usually ripens early, but 2011 was a second straight cool year and harvest was late, at the end of September. Some late heat caused sugars to rise just before picking. The yields were modest, well under 3 tons per acre.

COMPOSITION:
Zinfandel 92%, Syrah 8%

Related Information
Alcohol: 14.8%
TA: 0.67
ph: 3.68
Harvest date: 9/30/10
Production: 74 cases
Suggested Retail: $22.00

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