Benovia Zinfandel - Sonoma County

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Planted in 1970, this hillside vineyard is planted on a steep, rocky slope on our estate at the northern end of the Russian River Valley. We dry-farm these gnarled vines to produce small and compact clusters with incredible fruit intensity and bright acidity. After cluster sorting, destemming and berry sorting this wine was fermented utilizing open-top fermenters and the wine is aged in thin staved Bordeaux barrels on fine lees, without racking. This wine exhibits lively aromas of vine-ripened loganberries, cinnamon and nutmeg spices. On the palate the wines exuberant fruit is in perfect harmony with bright acidity, fine grained tannin and a spice-laden finish. Utilizing Burgundian techniques produce an elegant and restrained Zinfandel, while still capturing the intensity of the varietal.

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