2008 Decoy Sonoma County Zinfandel

2008 Decoy Sonoma County Zinfandel

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Though the 2008 growing season presented certain challenges—from early frosts to drought conditions—a meticulous approach to viticulture and sorting yielded small crops with good concentration, highlighting soft, appealing tannins for our red varietals and bright acidity for our white grapes. A long, moderately cool summer led to a harvest that commenced in mid-August and concluded in early November. This relatively relaxed pace allowed us to pick in numerous passes to ensure quality, often focusing on individual rows or a single side of the vines.
Winemaker Notes
Our Paraduxx winemaking team has been crafting a world-class red blend using Napa Valley Zinfandel since 1994. Decoy Zinfandel allows us to explore this robust and appealing grape as a stand-alone wine. This enticing Napa wine highlights a bright, red-fruit and spice expression of Zinfandel. The aromas are ripe and lifted, offering layers of strawberry jam, vanilla, sweet oak and white pepper. These elements are echoed on the palate and underscored by round, resolved tannins and notes of raspberry, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Production
Varietal Content 100% Zinfandel Cooperage 50% French Oak 50% American Oak Barrel Aging: 12 Months Age of Barrels: 45% new, 55% second vintage
Other Notes
Released: February 2010

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2008
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 28 — October 28, 2008
Sugar
27.0° Brix
Acid
0.57 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.66
Aging
12 Months
Fermentation
12 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
January 2010
Alcohol %
14.5
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