|Appellation||Dry Creek Valley|
|Harvest Date||October 10, 2010|
|Aging||17 months in French, American and Hungarian oak|
|Fermentation||Fermentation lasted 16 days; pumped over twice daily.|
The Spencer's Hill Zinfandel is perhaps the most vibrant, juicy and expressive Zinfandel in our portfolio of Zins. In the glass, the aromatics stand out with black fruits, spice, black pepper and chocolate evident. A few more minutes of airing reveal subtle spicy elements of cardamom, clove and nutmeg. On the palate, this Zin really stands out with flavors that are dense and full bodied, offering a wonderful core of blackberry, raspberry and blueberry characters. The tannins are smooth and the mouthfeel is refined and integrated. The flavors linger with repeating themes of dense fruit and a long and satisfying finish.