Elyse Zinfandel Morisoli Vineyard 2016, Napa Valley, California

The Morisoli Vineyard is located between Manley and Niebaum Lanes in Rutherford, 3/4 of a mile west of Highway 29 at the base of Mount St. John. Its increased elevation and gravelly soil yield a wine of great structure and abundant fruit flavors. Elyse has been making Zinfandel from the Morisoli Vineyard since 1986, and have been the only producer working with these grapes since 1988. The old field-blend vines, Rutherford Bench terroir, and traditional farming practices always create a truly distinctive style of Zinfandel. 2016 vintage – 100% Zinfandel. 14 day native yeast fermentation. Aged 10-1/2 months in American oak (26% new). Tasting Notes: The Morisoli vineyard has old field-blend vines, Rutherford Bench terroir, and traditional farming practices, which creates a truly distinctive Zinfandel. Our 2016 Morisoli Zinfandel is a classic! It is cranberry red in color and blessed with a captivating nose of briar patch, orange zest, rose petals, mint, and baking spices. The medium-bodied palate is equally intriguing and expressive. Flavors of raspberry sorbetto and black plums are lifted by bright acidity and white pepper

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