Tofanelli Family Vineyard Estate Zinfandel 2016, Napa Valley, California

2016 vintage – “The 2016 Zinfandel Tofanelli Family Vineyard is classic Zin all the way with its exotic bouquet of spice, cedar, white pepper and blueberry pie. This medium-bodied, balanced, elegant effort has the class and length to evolve nicely for at least 10-12 years.” Harvest: Hand-harvested early morning September 10, 2016. Must Treatment: De-stemmed direct to open top fermenters, cold soaked 5 days, manual punchdowns, pressed to barrel. Barrels: 15% new French oak, 3% one-year French oak remainder neutral French oak. Barrel Aging: 19 months, racked 2 times. Final Blend: 90% Estate zinfandel, 5% Estate Grenache, 5% Estate Petite Sirah. Vineyard location: Calistoga appellation, Napa Valley. Organically farmed.