Biale 2015 Zinfandel "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma County

$57.99

The Vineyard: Dino Amantite and his mother Norma Pagani Amantite are the devoted caretakers of this iconic and hallowed ground in Sonoma at Dunbar Road and Highway 12 that has been in their family for over a century.

The Pagani Ranch (Sonoma) was planted originally in the 1880’s then added to in the 1920’s by Felice Pagani, most of the original vines still produce beautiful fruit. Much of it is field-blended: Zinfandel, Alicante, Lenoir, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir and numerous others -like a big old salad of many heritage varieties, if you will.

 

Winemaker notes: "Blackberry, blueberry, ripe plum, apricot, fig, baking spices, cola, graham cracker and toasted vanilla oak. An integrated package of fat tannins and pleasing taut acidity."

 

Vintage Notes: Early harvest yields high quality wine grape crop. In spite of dry conditions, vintners are using words like “quality,” “complexity”, “ageability”, and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2015 vintage in Napa Valley. Harvest started and ended with record early dates.

Ageability: This is a big structured Zinfandel to watch develop over months and years to com


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  • Vintage: 2015
  • Winery: Biale