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2017 Zinfandel, Walker, 750 ml   

This Zinfandel is extremely well-balanced, with a lot of depth & character.

This wine is no longer available in our tasting room, it is reserved from our library for bottle sales only.

Vineyard Notes: The Walkers have been growing grapes in El Dorado County since the 1930’s. Their 220 acre property, sitting at 2100 ft of elevation, is planted to Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Barbera & Petite Sirah. The 2017 Zinfandel was sourced from their back vineyard, where the head-trained Zinfandel vines were planted in the 1970’s & are clones of the original plantings from the 30’s, grafted on St George rootstock. The vineyard soil is a coarse loam with lots of sand.

Cellar Notes: Grapes were picked overnight & were ready by 10am.  Grapes were whole cluster fermented with native yeasts.  In barrel, it was stirred several times and sat in elevage for 16 months.

Tasting Notes: This Zinfandel is extremely well-balanced, with a lot of depth & character. It begins with a rich melange of ripe red fruits, raspberry predominant, backed up by spicy/herbal allspice, clove & rye. The finishing tannins are smooth & firm, leading to a lingering dusty, drawn-out coda.

Rating:

Online Only

Vintage:

2017

Varietal:

Zinfandel

Appellation:

El Dorado

Release Date:

2/20/19

Alcohol:

15.7%