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BRIGGS 12 ZN OLD VINES
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Bottle Size: 750ml
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AUGUST BRIGGS 2012 ZINFANDEL "OLD VINES" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

The 2012 Napa Valley Zinfandel is a blend of two very special vineyards. The first, Luvisi Vineyard was planted in 1908 and the second, Frediani Vineyard comes from two blocks, one planted sometime in the 1940ís and the second planted in the early 1950ís. Both vineyards are head-trained and dry-farmed, thus yielding small, very concentrated crops (less than two tons per acre). Dark ruby in color with aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry, cedar, clove, sweet oak and black plums. This is what you can call an old style Zinfandel with a ripe core of fruit and a good backbone of tannin (a zinfandel that matches well with bolder food dishes).
This is a Zin that will age nicely for another 6-8 years. Each vineyard block was harvested and fermented separately. The clusters were all hand sorted before being destemmed into small open-top fermenters, and punched-down twice daily by hand. Following fermentation and pressing, they were inoculated for malo-lactic fermentation and barreled down for 18 months in oak. The barrels used were 30% new hybrid American/French oak barrels, and 70% two to three year old French oak barrels. 350 cases produced.
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