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Foppiano Vineyards Zinfandel, Russian River Valley Estate, 2017


The aroma of our 2017 Zinfandel centers on red raspberry and cinnamon spice. Hints of sliced ripe plum, black tea and lavender oils add to its complexity. Flavors of blueberry, elderberry, and cranberry are enhanced with sandalwood and baking notes from the oak barrels. These flavors marry with soft tannins for a long and satisfying finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
As in previous years, the grapes for this wine were machine- harvested. Advancements in machine harvesting have provided a gentle method of getting the fruit off the vine and into the winery quickly and cleanly. In addition, the winery hand-harvested and co-fermented 7% Petite Sirah with the Zinfandel to accentuate the depth of color, aromas and structure. The grapes were fermented for 21 days. The wine was aged in 35% new French oak and 15% new Hungarian oak for 18 months.

Serving Hints
A very food-friendly wine, great to pair with a variety of dishes including any meat-heavy meals, BBQ pork, pastas, aged cheddar/gouda or asiago cheese.

Producer: Foppiano Vineyards
Country: USA
Region: Russian River Valley
Composition: 93% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah
Total Acidity: 5.99 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.4 G/L
pH: 3.68
Alcohol: 14%

Press Highlights

2017: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Sept 2021
2016: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Oct 2019
2015: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, May 2019

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