2017 El Dorado Zinfandel

  • Tasting Notes

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    Eye
    Black cherry core with garnet rim.

    Nose
    Cedar, violet, sandalwood, leather, iris, cardamom, white flowers, clean linen.

    Palate
    Silky mouthfeel, medium body, soft tannins, long finish.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2030.

  • Specs
    • $45 DURING MARCH MADNESS (REG. $60) – MEMBER DISCOUNTS NOT APPLICABLE
    • Composition
      100% Zinfandel
    • Vineyard source
      75% Hawks Creek, 25% Damiano
    • Appellation
      Sierra Foothills
    • Barrel aging
      24 months in neutral oak
    • Alc. by vol.
      15.5%
    • Production
      425 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    $45 DURING MARCH MADNESS (REG. $60) – MEMBER DISCOUNTS NOT APPLICABLE

    David has been making Zinfandel for nearly 25 years and while he remains pretty humble about it he is considered a “Zin master” in some quarters. Two small Zin growers in the Sierra Foothills who know someone who knows David pitched him a proposition: We’d love to see what you can do with our fruit. David was intrigued by the climate conditions which albeit due to different factors are relatively similar to the prevailing conditions at Brown Estate. He took on small quantities of fruit from both sites, blended together here to create a brand new addition to the Brown Zin lineup, our first non-estate Zinfandel bottling.

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