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2017 Zinfandel
2017 Zinfandel
Heaton's Vineyard
 
Willow Creek District
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$40.00
 
SKU: ZN17HTN-B750
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$480.00
/ Case of 12
 

A scent expert known as “La Nez” (the nose) would be in berry heaven with this wine. Hearty dark fruit aromas are confirmed in the waves of luscious flavors (think of extra ripe blackberries, boysenberries and olallieberries) that saturate your palate with a super-rich quality, approaching fruit preserves improved with sweet baking spices. The wine captures remembrances of grandmother’s berry cobbler cooling in the window sill, finishing with a brooding soft succulence accented by shavings of milk chocolate and cedar wood. Drink now through 2024.

Heaton Ranch is a 130 acre family Estate in the Willow Creek sub AVA of Paso Robles.  Their Zinfandel block, established in 2004, is dry farmed in traditional “bush vine” style on chalk rock soils. Prized as a source of high-quality grapes, this grower/farmer has a waiting list of clients. Adelaida was fortunate to acquire this fruit in a year where we experienced a reduced crop from our own Michael’s Estate vineyard. Dry land farming is a labor intensive soil tillage technique which involves breaking up (disking) the soil, using the winter cover crop as a natural fertilizer followed by rolling and light compaction to maintain natural moisture. Lacking irrigation, vines search deep into the soil crevices for sustenance at the expense of quantity. Fruit concentration is maximized from the resulting small grapes with higher skin to juice ratios. 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Aromas of extra ripe blackberry, black raspberry, boysenberry, and milk chocolate shavings. Flavors of berry preserves, baking spices, cedar, and coconut milk.

Food Pairings

Winemaker Notes
Mediterranean grilled beef shish kabob brushed with cardamom/cinnamon marinade, baked Cajun chicken drumsticks with rhubarb cornbread, grilled Italian sausage and radicchio pizza

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Notes
Heaton Ranch is a 130 acre family Estate in the Willow Creek sub AVA of Paso Robles. Their Zinfandel block, established in 2004, is dry farmed in traditional “bush vine” style on chalk rock soils. Prized as a source of high-quality grapes, this grower/farmer has a waiting list of clients. Adelaida was fortunate to acquire this fruit in a year where we experienced a reduced crop from our own Michael’s Estate vineyard. Dry land farming is a labor intensive soil tillage technique which involves breaking up (disking) the soil, using the winter cover crop as a natural fertilizer followed by rolling and light compaction to maintain natural moisture. Lacking irrigation, vines search deep into the soil crevices for sustenance at the expense of quantity. Fruit concentration is maximized from the resulting small grapes with higher skin to juice ratios.

Vintage Notes

Vintage Notes
2017

2017 was a mixed bag of heavy winter rains, spring warming, normal summer sun and warmth followed by extreme heat in late summer. A mid October harvest brought balance to the uneven ripening, typical of the variety.  Night picked, the grapes were cluster sorted, de-stemmed and optically scanned, foot tread and fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeast. The wine matured for 15 additional months in neutral and new Hungarian oak puncheons. 

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