Alexander Valley

2019 Zinfandel

35.00 / 750ml

Description

Winemaking Notes

Ruby red colored, with fresh aromas of ripe blackberries, cherry pie, black pepper and dusty earth, this full bodied wine was aged for 18 months in primarily French oak barrels, which added layers of toast and baking spices. Elegant and silky, this wine has refined tannins and is extremely well balanced. Enjoy this Zinfandel now with Manchego cheese, bacon wrapped dates or spiced barbecue dishes, or cellar for enjoyment over the next two to four years.

History

Started in 1959 by Sonoma County pioneer Rod Strong and led by the Klein family since 1989, Rodney Strong Vineyards is a family of passionate people committed to crafting premium wines, great experiences and delivering a vision for sustainability in Sonoma County. We are united by our passion for wine and the belief that nothing brings people together better than sharing a great bottle of Rodney Strong wine.

The Vineyards

The 2019 vintage started o with copious amounts of rain saturating the soil in late winter, with even more rain lasting through spring. A hot June facilitated vine growth followed by a considerable heat spike in August, pushing the sugars up and allowing the berreis to develop ripe flavors. With everything in balance, harvest took place September 26 and October 4.

Appellation: Alexander Valley
Varietal: Zinfandel
Alcohol: 15.28%
TA: 0.52 g/100mL
PH: 3.89
Cellar & Fermentation: 18 months in 60% New French Oak barrels
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