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Amista 2017 Zinfandel Gene's Block

Amista 2017 Zinfandel Gene's Block


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This wine is screaming with deep, concentrated fruit intensity. Aromas of boysenberry pie filling, warm vanilla and a bit of nuanced toastiness take this wine to the next level. The palate is big and bold with continued boysenberry flavors, as well as some raspberry jam and a touch of white pepper. The tannins are surprisingly big and juicy and the whole thing just makes you want to take another sip. This wine is tasting great right now and would be a perfect candidate for cellar aging as well.
275 cases made

100% Zinfandel, hand harvested

Gene's Block, Saini Farms, Dry Creek Valley

Healdsburg, California in the heart of Sonoma wine country

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Wine Specs
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Saini Farms
Harvest Date
September 11, 2017
15 months, 25% new French oak
Bottling Date
December 4, 2018
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Although 2017 was overall a very challenging harvest in Sonoma County, our small pocket of Dry Creek Valley was well protected from most of the struggles that faced other regions. The growing season was very warm and dry without much of the fog that generally drapes Dry Creek in the summer mornings.
Production Notes
The Saini Vineyards Gene’s Block Zinfandel was harvested first thing in the morning by hand. The grapes were sorted once in the vineyard and once in the winery before being destemmed and left whole berry and put into an open-top tank. The grapes were cold soaked for 5 days to extract the maximum amount of flavor, then inoculated and fermented on the skins for 17 days. After being gently pressed off the skins, the wine was moved to a mixture of new and neutral French oak barrels where it completed malolactic fermentation and was racked just once in the 15 months before being bottled.
275 cases made

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