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Peterson Winery Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

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Peterson Winery Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

  • Grapes Zinfandel 84%, Carignan 8%, Petite Sirah 8%
  • Country USA
  • Region California Sonoma County
  • Abv 15 %
  • Body Value: D (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 0
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Jamie Peterson
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • The 2016 vintage of mountain-grown Zinfandel from California offers enticing notes of opulent dark berries, spicy black pepper, and a rich mineral essence. It is complemented by well-integrated oak flavours that lead to a long, elegant finish. The near-perfect growing season was characterized by a mild winter and spring, followed by steady mild weather in July and August. Warm days at the end of the season ensured optimum ripeness. The summer experienced warm days and cool nights, resulting in the perfect balance between acidity and concentrated fruit flavours.

The gentlest winemaking techniques were employed to maximise flavours, aromas and the original essence of the grapes from the given vineyard and vintage. Fermentation took place with inoculated yeasts and punch-downs and rackings to help the wine develop. The wine was then barrel-aged for 25 months in 20% new French oak barrels, 20% new Hungarian oak barrels and 60% neutral barrels of four to eight years’ passage.

Mountain-grown Zinfandel, with tempting notes of opulent dark berries, spicy black pepper and a rich mineral essence, underpinned by beautifully integrated oak nuances through to a long, elegant finish.

More Information
CountryUnited States
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

The grapes are Estate Grown from the Bradford Mountain Estate vineyard. Overlooking the western edge of Dry Creek Valley, the vineyard spans six and a half hectares on the top of the 385-metre peak Fred cleared and planted in the 1980s. The well-drained, red-clay soil and sunny days and cool nights produce small, intensely flavoured grapes. This wine encapsulates all of the best qualities found in mountain-grown Zinfandels from the Dry Creek Valley appellation: the poorer soils and cooler nights harness and preserve more of the bright acidity and freshness in the grapes. More sunlight hours at the higher elevation means thicker-skinned fruit, which translates as darker, richer fruit. The key characteristics of mountain-grown Zinfandel are its peppery quality and more intense black fruit characteristics. The vines are head-trained, pruned and dry-farmed. They are cultivated sustainably, the only treatment used is sulphur dusting, and the fruit is hand-harvested.

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