2015 Mancini Ranch Zinfandel

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2015 Mancini Ranch Zinfandel

35.00

From the most privileged sections of Mancini Ranch, what Luca Mancini called “Mount Olivet”.  Roughly 85% Zinfandel, 15% mixed varieties (see list above). 

The wine was fermented whole-berry (100% destemmed), then allowed to age for 22 months in large neutral oak puncheons.  Malolactic fermentation took an entire year to complete, due to this wine’s naturally high acidity. 

Tasting Note:  Medium ruby garnet, with a nose of black cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant, rose petal, anise, and an abundance of Provencal spice-notes.  On the palate, there is a brambly fruit quality that I find characteristic to the Zinfandels of the Piner-Olivet neighborhood, along with notes of pomegranate, plums, and black currant.  The wine is full-bodied with fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins. An elegant and distinctive expression of Russian River Valley Zinfandel. 

Bottled unfined and unfiltered.  Alc. 14.5% by vol.

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