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Croix Estate "Wood Estate" Zinfandel 2016 (Russian River Valley, California) - [RP 91-93]
Croix Estate "Wood Estate" Zinfandel 2016 (Russian River Valley, California) - [RP 91-93]


 
Retail Price: $60.00
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Winery: Croix Estate
Varietal: Zinfandel
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: CROIXZIN16-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
This is our second vintage from this historic location and it is proving to be a power-house Zinfandel. Lively aromatics of boysenberry, blueberry, black cherry, and laven-der catch curiosity immediately. The wine’s hue sheets the glass with jet black ink, indicative of Alicante Buuschet’s influence on the concentration of color. The mouth-feel is a viscous, luscious harmony of star anise, black plum, blackberries, and savory sweet bliss. Anticipated maturity window: 2020 to 2026.

Located at site of our estate vineyard and winery, the Wood Estate Vineyard is a herit-age vine site planted at the turn of the century to Zinfandel and Alicante Bouschet. While the exact number of Alicante Buschet vines is unknown, we estimate a total of 5% inter-plantings among the 9-acre lot. A combination of sedimentary striations em-bedded among clay soils set within a cool growing environment pierced by perpetual and even sunlight produces bold and powerful results.

Vineyard Technicals:
Region : Fulton Agricultural View Shed, Russian River Valley | Continuity : 9.1 Acres Soils : Sandy Loam and Clay | Grower : Kirk P. Venge, Croix Estate

Pre-Fermentation:
Cold Soak, 7 Days | Stainless Steel & Open Top Fermentation: 100% Native Yeast Fermentation | Duration On Skins : 18 Days | Oak: 50% New, 50% Used American Oak | Ageing : 15 Months


Ratings & Reviews


91-93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Zinfandel Wood Estate (a barrel sample) is scented of warm cassis, black cherry compote and Black Forest cake with hints of Indian spices and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, rich and spicy, it has a firm, chewy frame and long, spicy finish. 475 cases are expected to be made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (27th Apr 2018)

Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2016 Zinfandel Wood Estate has an obvious sweetness as well as loads of cedary, jammy blackberry and spicy aromas and flavors. It's a big fruit bomb." - Jeb Dunnuck (06/05/2018)


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