2017 Zweigelt

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2017 Zweigelt


Vineyard: Mokelumne Glen

Bottling Date: 1/31/18

Release: 10/31/18

Production: 70 cases

Alcohol: 11.43%

Drinking Window: 2018-2021

Winemaking Notes:

The 2017 Zweigelt is right in line with previous vintages. Thanks to the 100% whole cluster fermentation, there are strong carbonic notes, making the wine similar to a cru Beaujolais, yet with it’s own distinct Zweigelty character. The nose is bizarre, but in a good way, with unusual aromas of rhubarb, cherry, leather, pink peppercorn, and a note best described as beach sand wet with salt water. The palate is juicy and vibrant, with Bing cherry, cranberry, and balsamic vinegar flavors, with a floral, almost spinach note. Firm, dusty tannins carry the finish, with floral and savory notes dominating. As usual, I think this is the most interesting wine of the vintage.

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