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2016 Maroon Napa Valley Zinfandel
2016 Maroon Napa Valley Zinfandel

2016 Zinfandel
, Napa Valley

Big & Jammy!  Picked from old vines in Chiles Valley, this Zinfandel is a big, fruit-driven exuberant wine.  Deep garnet in color, with a ruby core. The nose shows blackberry, blueberry, cassis, tree bark, dried violets, sweet spice, graphite and black pepper. 

Nice hints of vanilla and cedar come from the 30% New Hungarian oak barrels it aged in for 14 months. The palate is medium to full bodied with a long vibrant finish.

Chiles Valley, Napa Valley
The Chiles Valley is nestled in the Vaca Mountains above the northeast side of the Napa Valley. The appellation has a cooler climate than the main Napa Valley floor due to elevations of 600–1200 feet as well as a cooling breeze from the Pacific Ocean.  Classic 'big red' Californian varieties like Zinfandel, have proved very successful at this location.

Varietal Composition:  100% Zinfandel
Chiles Valley, Napa Valley
Aging:  30% New Hungarian oak barrels for 14 months
Alcohol: 14.4%
Production:  175 cases

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