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2015 Maffei Vineyard Zinfandel
2015 Maffei Vineyard Zinfandel
Russian River Valley
VINEYARD: This picturesque site is located on Olivet Road, between Piner and River roads, providing a snapshot of California Zinfandel history with its gnarly, head-trained, 90+-year-old vines. Registered by the Historic Vineyard Society, Maffei Vineyard was originally planted with a heritage selection of Zinfandel in the 1920s by Umberto and Maria Maffei, grandparents to current owner/vineyard manager Joanne Maffei. Joanne meticulously tends to the vineyard, walking the blocks on a daily basis to manage each vine individually, pulling leaves to provide filtered light and dropping clusters in order to maintain optimal vine balance and maturity of fruit flavors. We are truly honored to be one of four wineries that receive grapes from this special and historic site.
 
TASTING NOTES: The historic Maffei Vineyard consistently delivers classic Russian River Valley Zinfandel characteristics, and the 2015 vintage expresses them in pure form. The initial bouquet is floral and elegant with dark brambly fruit and hints of white pepper. After a few moments in the glass, this deep garnet red wine becomes quite savory, exuding aromas of black currant, eucalyptus, violets and sage brown butter. Bursting, lifted flavors of blackberrybalsamic reduction, mulberry, cedar and dark chocolate are complemented by subtle hints of pink peppercorn and highlighted by brilliant acidity. Displaying both power and grace, the concentrated finish is packed with purple fruit flavors and framed by firm, expansive tannins that coat the palate and lead to a long, velvety finish.
 
90 Points
International Wine Review
 
"The 2015 Zinfandel Maffei Vineyard is a rich and densely flavored wine with red plum and black fruit flavors and a variety of earthy notes. It is nicely concentrated and has excellent acidity with firm round tannins. A light but excellent vintage." — July 2017
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyard(s): Maffei Vineyard
Composition: 100% Zinfandel
Aging: 15 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH / T.A.: 3.32 / 7.3gm/L
Production: 370 cases
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