Shannon Ridge Zinfandel
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The grapes used to produce our 2006 Shannon Ridge Lake County Zinfandel were harvested from our Familys vineyards in the High Valley appellation in Lake County, California. Grapes were not crushed, only de-stemmed. Deep color and flavors were achieved through a soft punch down extraction during the 6 day cool fermentation and 100% malolactic fermentation.
Tasting Notes: Color: Vibrant Christmas Rose, Inky red, deep garnet
Aroma: Flasy Toasted Brown Sugar, Ripe Raspberry/Strawberry
Flavor: Rhubarb Pie, Raspberry Jam, A touch of roasted coffee bean
Texture: Bold big strong and long
Lake County is one of the smaller inland wine regions in California. Surrounded to the west by Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, and to the south by Napa Valley, Lake County's small concentration of vineyards lie in the Clear Lake AVA. The vineyard's here are nestled between steep hills to the west the lake shore. Main varieties grown in this area are Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.