2017 Redemption Zinfandel 750ml
Wine Data

Appellation:  Dry Creek Valley

Grape Varietal:  Zinfandel 100%

Alcohol:  16.1%

pH:  3.50

TA:  6.8%

Size:  750ml

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2017 REDEMPTION ZINFANDEL

Retail Price: $22.00

Our 17th vintage of Redemption Zinfandel focuses on the flavors of briary, brambly flavor Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.

Winemaker Kevin Hall blends Zinfandel from two sites to showcase the big berry flavors. Eighty-seven percent of the grapes were harvested from valley floor vineyard on West Dry Creek Road where the gravelly loam soil produces fruit with pronounced jammy flavors of black cherry, plum and black pepper. Ten to twenty-five year old valley floor and gently sloping hillside vineyards provided the balance of the grapes, adding the spicy, cherry, plum component.

2017 was a vintage of contrasts. Our ample rainfall in January and February allayed any talk of drought, but winter rains were followed by a warm spring and many heat spikes through-out the summer until we began picking the first lot on September 8.

After harvest the fruit was cold-soaked for 24 hours, then individual lots were inoculated with different yeasts to achieve more complexity in the glass. Twice-daily pumpovers followed to extract col-or, structure and flavor. The wine was barrel aged for 16 months to allow the tannins to soften and the blend of the different lots to harmonize.

This dark purple wine has spicy aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, dark chocolate, black pepper, oak and vanilla. Spicy flavors of black pepper, dark red and black fruit flavors of blueberry and black cherry along with chocolate fill the glass. Kevin Hall says: “This is always a big, rich wine with mouth filling texture and a long finish”. 

ACCOLADES:

2017:  94 points & Gold Medal - Beverage Testing Institute "Exceptional" 
2016:  90 points - Wine Spectator
2015:  92 points - Press Democrat Wine Challenge