1998 L'Aventure Zinfandel

Winemaking:

  • Picked by hand, with grape selection upon arrival at the winery
  • Cold maceration (around 50º F) before fermentation
  • Temperature-controlled during fermentation (between 80-85º F)
  • Maceration: up to 35 days
  • Malolactic fermentation: 100% new oak
  • Aging: 100 % in new French oak barrels
  • Length of aging: 12 months
  • At bottling: Al = 14.7%, Total Acidity in H2So4 = 5.63 g/L, Ph=3.53, in Tartaric = 6.05 g/L
  • No fining, no filtering

    Tasting Notes:

    Beautiful deep ruby color; on the nose you find smoked and mineral aromas. With aeration, flavors of ripe fruit and spicy notes become more evident. This Zinfandel has good acidity with powerful tannins and great texture. All in all, this is a rich and elegant wine that should age very well.
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