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2009 Black Glass Zinfandel



2009 Black Glass Zinfandel

Price: $32.00

*New Release 12/17/2012
Hand-harvested fruit from this land was gently destemmed into small open-topped tanks for cold-soaking and fermentation.  The total maceration time in 2009 was 31 days.  The new wine was then drained and pressed and placed in a combination of new American Oak and once-used French Oak barrels for aging.  Racked twice during its 15 months in the barrel, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration to retain the maximum flavor and complexity. 

On first pouring, is brilliant medium red, with distinctive terroir and velvety texture.  Spicy cherry and bright blackberry aromas that are complemented by clove and allspice tones that carry through to the palate.  We suggest pairing ribe-eye. steaks, lamb shank, blue cheese, and Belgian chocolates.  The well-structured 2009 vintage will age well for the next five to seven years. 

Technical Notes:
Vineyard - St. Helena Estate
Harvest Date - September 18
Brix at Harvest - 26
Finished pH - 3.61
Finished TA - 6.1g/liter
Alcohol - 14.7% by volume
Production - 545 cases

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