2002 Valley of the Moon
Sonoma County Zinfandel

Sonoma County Zinfandel

Wine Description
LOVELY BOUQUET; AROMAS OF RIPE BLACKBERRIES, ALLSPICE AND CARAMEL.
EXCELLENT BODY WITH COMPLEX FLAVORS OF BLACKBERRIES, BURBANK PLUM, VANILLA AND MINT WITH A LONG FINISH.

Winemaker Notes

In the shadow of Sonoma’s Mayacamas mountains on the western side of the valley, come over half of the grapes for this Zinfandel. These estate vines were planted in the 1940’s and benefit from a historically recognized and unique “banana belt” microclimate which runs through this area. Hot, sunny afternoons mitigated by cool evening Pacific fog characterize the perfect climatic conditions for growing the finest Zinfandel in the region.

In addition to our estate old-vine grapes, we use Zinfandel grapes from Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. This world-renowned Zinfandel region adds extra complexity and flavor to the blend.

Food Recommendations

This Sonoma County specialty is especially suited to Mediterranean and spicy ethnic dishes as well as barbecued meats and hearty pastas.

COMPOSITION: 100% Zinfandel

APPELLATION: 56% Sonoma Valley,
44% Dry Creek

AGING: Twenty months in 80% French and 20% American oak barrels

ACID/PH: 6.98/3.86

ALCOHOL: 14.7%

PRODUCTION: 7,954 cases

BOTTLED: June 2004

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