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The 2007 growing season began with a slightly delayed bud-break due to a cool and rainy spring. It was the second wettest season since 1888. Summer was moderately warm, with the exception of a heat spike in July, which helped the grapes achieve ripeness of flavor and tannin. Mild weather returned for much of harvest, allowing for consistent and deliberate ripening of the grapes. Harvest overall provided grapes of great quality.
This is a classic Zinfandel with intense notes of blackberry and briar on the nose. The palate offers jammy fruit character with white pepper and a hint of pipe tobacco. Big and concentrated, yet silky and inviting, this wine has chalky tannins with a long, complex finish.
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