2016 Sea of Grapes Vineyard Zinfandel
Sourced from the famed Fox Creek Vineyards, the 2016 Sea of Grapes Vineyard Zinfandel is truly complex and mesmerizing reflecting the vineyard’s consistency for more than five decades. Black Mission fig, milk chocolate, and black cherry all greet you immediately on the nose, while fresh oregano, white pepper, and nutmeg are enticing in the background. This remarkable Zinfandel erupts with dark plum, ripe blackberry, and warm baking spices are seamlessly woven together on the palate balanced with mouthwatering acidity. The plush tannins and well-structured texture of this wine do not go unnoticed as you are drawn through a remarkable finish. This energetic and vibrant wine will age beautifully for years to come. Best decanted for one hour prior to enjoying. Drink now through 2025.
Grape Variety: 100% Zinfandel
Appellation: 100% Amador County
Vineyard: 95% Sea of Grapes Vineyard, 5% Indian Creek Vineyard
Age of Vines: 53 years old Sea of Grapes Vineyard, 24 years old Indian Creek Vineyard
Alcohol %: 14.5%
Acidity g/L: 5.9 g/L
Cellaring: Barrel aged for 18 months in French oak. 25% new French oak 500L puncheons, 75% neutral French oak.
Cases Produced: 275