Hook & Ladder Estate Bottled Zinfandel 2018, Russian River Valley, California

This Zinfandel is grown in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Coastal fog blankets the fruit almost every morning and evening, which allows Zinfandel to develop its deep character. 90% of this Zin is made from 100 plus year-old vines from the Gambogi vineyards. Fermented in open-top tanks and “punched-down” the skins by hand to extract the dark violet color and express rich qualities. After pressing, the wine is aged in American oak barrels for about 20 months. The wine is then bottled and given time to rest before release. “This dark cherry magenta Zinfandel displays aromas of ripe berries, currants, strawberry jam and oak with hints of cinnamon and cocoa. The bouquet is complemented by a full palate of raspberry, blackberry, dry fig, strawberry and rhubarb flavors with a long bramble and black pepper finish.” – From the Winery