2016 Black Label Zinfandel
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Black Label Zinfandel


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Our biggest and best, Old Vine Zinfandel from the 100 year old Nasi Ocevi Vineyard in East Lodi.

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From our second vintage of working with this over 100 year old vineyard in Eastern Lodi. The Nasi Ocevi Vineyard (pronounced naw-shee oh-cheh-vee) was named as an homage to Zinfandels Baltic origins and roughly translates to "Our Fathers".

Picked on the riper end of the spectrum, we brought in the grapes early in the day, hand-sorted and gently destemmed to small macro bins for an extended cold soak before inoculation. During the extended fermentation we punched down twice daily. At dryness, we gently pressed off before, followed by a short settling rack before moving to French and American oak barrels for 20 months.

Although this is a massive wine at 17.1 alcohol, it carries it beautifully with no hot edges and loads of fruit. Bold balanced and silky are the best way to describe it. A robust and deeply perfumed nose of dark black cherry, ripe blackberry and robust fruit with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla all lead to the ripe and bold nature of the wine. On the palate, the wine opens big with a robust texture and firm yet silky, soft tannins followed by a long, lingering parade of  blackberry, ripe cherry preserves and plum and finishing in notes of chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit.

Tasting Profiles

Fruit Profile
| Earthy|||Fruity |
Tannin Profile
| Less Tannic|||More Tannic |
Acidity Profile
| Less Acidic|||More Acidic |
Mouthfeel profile
| Light Mouthfeel|||Heavy Mouthfeel |
Sweetness Profile
| Dry|||Sweet |

Data sheet

Wine TypeRed Wine
Bottle Size750ml
VineyardNasi Ocevi Vineyard
Barrel Aging20 Months French & American Oak Barrels
Blend100% Zinfandel
Production257 cases
Cellaring Potential
|1 year||5 years|10 years|


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Black Label Zinfandel

Black Label Zinfandel

Our biggest and best, Old Vine Zinfandel from the 100 year old Nasi Ocevi Vineyard in East Lodi.