FORGERON SOCIÉTÉ

2010 Zinfandel

COLUMBIA VALLEY

With its nose of bramble berry, toasted hazelnuts and a twist of fresh mandarin orange, this medium to full-bodied 2010 Zinfandel displays excellent acid-to-fruit balance. There's plenty of blackberry fruit up front with a backdrop of chocolate and licorice spice, followed by cracked pepper and clove. This aromatic and food-friendly Zinfandel is perfect for grilling with friends or a romantic evening fire on the beach.

$35 ($29.75)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.8% % by volume
  • Aged 10 months
  • pH 3.80
  • TA .64 g/100mL
  • Barrel Program 100% American oak (45% new, 55% two years old)
  • Bottled Date August 2011
  • Released Date June 2012
  • Production 360 cases

In the vineyard

A cool, wet Spring led to delayed flowering and reduced fruit set. An unusually cool Summer produced dramatic differences in ripening between warmer and cooler sites, with veraison extending well into September.

 

Appellation Columbia Valley
Vineyard Alder Ridge Vineyard, StoneTree Vineyard

In the cellar

Naturally low yeilds, combined with consistently warm weather in September through late October, produced phenolic ripeness and flavor development with extraordinary natural acidity.

Varietal 77% ZINFANDEL, 23% PRIMITIVO

In the glass

Medium to full-bodied with excellent acid-to-fruit balance.

 

NOSE: bramble berry, toasted hazelnuts, twist of fresh mandarin orange

 

MOUTH: blackberry, chocolate, licorice spice, cracked pepper, clove

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: dark chocolate, grilled flank steak or decadent Italian meatballs over risotto

 

We’re so happy you like this wine!
Copy and paste this URL to a safe place so you can reference it later.
{{ isopenloveTitle }}
Copy and paste this URL to a safe place so you can reference it later.
{{ sharethisobj.title }}
Forgeron Cellars Mailing List
  • "Email" is required
  • Invalid email
  • "First Name" is required
  • "Last name" is required
  • "State" is required
  • "City" is required
Cancel