2017 AVV ZINFANDEL
Wine Data

Appellation:  Alexander Valley

Grape Varietal:  Zinfandel 100%

Alcohol:  14.9%

pH:  3.79

TA:  6.75 g/L

Size:  750ml

Home Delivery Shipping Offer:  $1 per bottle + $1 order processing fee when you order a minimum of 2 bottles

2017 AVV ZINFANDEL

Retail Price: $20.00
Alexander Valley Vineyards and the Wetzel family have a long history with Zinfandel. The legacy began with Sin Zin in 1978 when Hank produced our first vintage of Alexander Valley Zinfandel for friends and family. We followed up with Redemption featuring Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel in 2001 and in 2004 produced a completely different style of wine using a blend of our three favorite regions of Zinfandel for Temptation. We’ve loved all three over the decades, yet we’ve always had a soft spot for the elegant, jammy and spicy fruit flavors of Zinfandel from the Alexander Valley. This third release cele-brates that style along with our classic Alexander Valley Vineyards label.

Overall, 2017 was a vintage of contrasts. The ample rainfall in January and February allayed any talk of drought, but winter rains were followed by a warm spring and heat spikes throughout the summer.

Harvest occurred from September 3-21, 2017. The 100% Zinfandel was aged for 14 months in American oak barrels. This wine has great color, with a dark purple and red hue. There are spicy, earthy aromas of black cherry, black pepper, plum, raspberry and a touch of citrus. The 2017 Zinfandel is rich wine with flavors of black cherry, plum, black pepper, apricot and chocolate. This is a Zinfandel to savor with hints of brown sugar and warm spices along with a nice clean finish.

Accolades:

2017:  92 Points & Gold Medal Press Democrat Wine Challenge
2017:  88 Points - Wine Spectator