2015 SIN ZIN
Wine Data

Appellation:  Alexander Valley

Grape Varietal:  Zinfandel 100%

Alcohol:  14.7%

pH:  3.74

TA:  6.5 g/L

Size:  750ml

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2015 SIN ZIN

Retail Price: $20.00

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Spicy, jammy, seductive - Sin Zin is the original California classic!

This vintage marks 38 years of Sin Zin at Alexander Valley Vineyards. Our first vintage in 1978 was given out to family and friends, quickly attaining cult status among those lucky enough to receive a few bottles. Everyone loved the spicy flavors, memorable name and risqué label. The wine was so popular, that in 1980 we offered a few cases for sale and Sin Zin quickly became a cult classic.

Sin Zin is an elegant style of Zinfandel, due to our growing region and winemaking style. We harvest grapes from throughout the Alexander Valley - including the valley floor, hillsides and benchlands looking for a balance of ripeness and acidity in each lot to show-case our valley. This balance explains Sin Zin’s restaurant popularity; it is always a food friendly style of Zinfandel.

After fermentation the wine was aged for fourteen months in American oak barrels to add depth, complexity and texture. There is a spicy, earthy nose and the aromas of dark fruits, raspberry and vanilla hint at the luscious fruit in this dark purple, red-hued wine. There is great up front fruit with big flavors of black cherry, plum, chocolate and black pepper. This is a rich Zinfandel with good balance, chewy texture, nice acidity and a long, spicy finish.

Label Artwork:

The Sin Zin label was one of the first whimsical labels approved by the ATF and at the time was considered rather risque'. When tasting samples of the first vintage, the family wanted to find an image that matched the lush flavors. Leafing through an old art history book, then Assistant Winemaker Dennis Hill came upon a captivating illustration, a seventeeth-century German etching, completed by Moritz von Schwind c. 1840 titled "Des Knabben Wunderhorn", meaning "The Horn of Plenty". The image looked perfect for a wine label, and its bacchanalian character inspired Co-Owner Katie Wetzel Murphy to name our rich lush wine - Sin Zin. The label was used on the first vintage in 1978 and the wine was given to friends and family.

 

Accolades:

2015:  95 points & Gold Medal - California State Fair Wine Competition
2015:  91 points & Best Buy - Wine & Spirits Magazine
2015:  90 points & Gold Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

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