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The 2017 La Storia Zin was made mostly from our Blocks 303 Zinfandel and Block 304 with small percentage Block 405 Petite Sirah. All Zin blocks in 2017 were harvested in early September. About 15% of the grapes were fermented in small ½ ton open top fermenters for additional complexity of aromas and textures. The wine is bright and lively with concentrated “Zini” aromas of dark cherry, blueberry and plums and some of the typical raisins aromas. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, maple, cinnamon and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium to full body and very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish with lively acidity. Zinfandels when balanced are very versatile food pairing wines with broad range and this wine will satisfy your palate with many of your favorite dishes. The wine is delicious now but with some patients and proper aging in 2-5 years it will be even better.
Double Gold - 2019 California State Fair Competition
Gold - 2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold - 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition
Gold - 2019 OC Fair Wine Competition