New release 2008 Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyards
The 2008 vintage began with the longest period of frost in recent history. This was followed by very little rain in the spring and a couple of heat spikes in summer. We broke all kinds of records this spring–the driest March and April documented in Sonoma County and record-breaking frost—some parts of our vineyard required frost protection for more than 20 nights in a row. Otherwise, it was a relatively a cool growing season. Lighter than normal cluster weight and small berries resulted in excellent quality fruit. 2008 was a remarkable year for Zinfandel with moderate stress and reduced yields of about 20%.
This wine is a great representation of a Zinfandel from a cool climate appellation. Our 2008 has a gorgeous deep red color with a violet hue. The bouquet is filled with notes of sweet fruit and subtle hints of baking spices. The soft blackberry and raspberry nuances linger on the palette with a slightly earthy, dusty finish. With a great balance, bright acids and fully textured tannins this wine really exemplifies the Russian River Valley.
100% Duprat clone
317 cases produced