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Foppiano Vineyards Zinfandel, Russian River Valley Estate 2017


Aromas of red raspberry, jammed dark fruit, cinnamon spice and clove. Hints of sliced ripe plum, black tea and lavender oil adds to its complexity. On the palate, there are flavors of blueberry, elderberry, and cranberry, enhanced with oak spice and baking notes from the barrels. These flavors marry with soft tannins for a long and mouthwatering finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
As in previous years, the grapes for this wine were machine-harvested. The wine was pumped-over twice per day. After 18 days in the fermenter, the wine was drained to the tank and allowed to go through maloactic fermentation in the tank before being barreled down. It aged unracked in the barrel for 18 months (in 20% New French Oak, 20% New Hungarian Oak, and the remainder in used barrels). Located just south of the town of Healdsburg, Foppiano vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed appellation of the Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create an ideal microclimate for grape growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since its purchase in 1896.

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: 100% Zinfandel
Total Acidity: 5.8 G/L
Residual Sugar: .9 G/L
pH: 3.64
Alcohol: 14.9%

Press Highlights

2019: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, May 2022
2019: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2022
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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