2015 Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley
Offers aromas of candied orange, fennel, blackberry, currant jam and cacao with a bouquet of black pepper and licorice, molasses and bramble berry. The palate equally rich with raspberry jam, dried black currant and red plum with a spice of roasted bell pepper and fresh cigar tobacco. These grapes are grown in deep rocky soils. The aromatic approach brings you right into the vineyard and creates a sense of place. Drink now or over the next 10 years.
This vineyard is embraced by agrarian methods that allow the vines to grow naturally. These practices ensure that the vineyard and its environment can continue to produce wines for future generations and is the ultimate in sustainability. Situated in beautiful Glen Ellen, California, this area is known for its outstanding growing soils and climate. The vineyard has been re-established along the gentle rolling hills. The entire property is managed bio-sustainably so that future generations can enjoy a pure and simple refuge in this isolated valley..
After a whole berry crush, we cold soaked the fruit for three days, and then put it through twenty-two days of fermentation. 90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyard: Cassata Vineyard
Blend: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
Harvested: September 30, 2015
Bottled: June 18, 2019
Winemaker: Michael Muscardini
Cases Produced: 272
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Muscardini Cellars graces Sonoma Valley’s (Valley of the Moon) Monte Terra with its estate grape vines, family home and barrel room. You are welcome to visit us in their Kenwood tasting room.
History of Muscardini Cellars
1892, when Michael Muscardini's grandfather, Emilio Alchera, was born in the village of Calliano, just outside of the city of Asti in the Piemonte region. Emilio came to America in 1909 via Ellis Island in New York. After heading to the West Coast by train to meet his two brothers, Antonio and Louis, he settled in San Francisco. Emilio began his living in California by helping to dig the Caldecott Tunnel, which connects the East Bay to Contra Costa County. After saving his money, he began to buy and run corner grocery stores where he sold fine bulk wines, and in his spare time made a red table wine for the family. His business would eventually become the "St. Helena Napa Valley Wine Company."
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