Zinfandel 2014 Cochons Sauvages

Zinfandel 2014 Cochons Sauvages

Despite Jacques Schlumberger declaring that he would plant Zinfandel "when pigs fly," small blocks of this distinctive varietal were planted at Michel-Schlumberger. These vines now produce our rare, dense, fruit-driven "Cochons Sauvages" (Wild Pigs) Zinfandel.

$40.00
Quantity:
ZIM142

About this wine

With rich blackberry and cherry notes, this wines is an excellent complement to barbecued or pulled pork and tomato based pasta dishes.

Wine profile

Vintage
100% Zinfandel
Wine Type
Estate Red
Varietal
100% Zinfandel
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.55 g/100ml
pH
3.81
Alcohol
15.4%

Vineyard Notes

Our Zinfandel vines are grown in thin, red mountaintop soils and produce grapes of exceptionally concentrated flavors.

Harvest:  Sept 12th to 15th, 2014

Production Notes

Fermentation:  The grapes were crushed into small open top fermenters, “cold-soaked” for three days to extract rich color, then fermented on the skins for two weeks.  After fermentation, the wine was gently pressed out, settled, and racked into barrels.

Cooperage / Aging:  The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (20% new). 

Bottling Date:  December 10, 2015

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Dark ruby

Aromas:  Concentrated blackberry and olallieberry

Palate:  Rich, layered blackberry flavors, full mouthfeel and long fruit finish.

Production

392 Cases