2012 Painter Bridge Zinfandel

PRODUCTION NOTES
The 2012 Painter Bridge Zinfandel was designed with an eye towards artful composition. The fruit comes from four Paso Robles Zinfandel blocks and has been blended with spicy Valdiguié and Syrah, which bring aromatic complexity, body and palate structure. Each lot of Zinfandel was fermented separately, extracting the nuances of the individual vineyard blocks and drawing out a supple texture. Painter Bridge Zinfandel is awash with the gorgeous red fruit characters of the Zinfandel grape, and has been stylized to accent the delicate fruit without overpowering it with too much oak.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  California
Composition: 87% Zinfandel, 7% Valdiguié, 5% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.54
  Total Acidity: 0.67 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.5% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.3 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This 2012 Painter Bridge Zinfandel shows bright color with a youthful red hue. The aromas are of brambly loganberry fruit, raspberry confection, black tea and dark chocolate. On the palate this wine delivers crisp, red fruit with good volume and roundness, along with that unique savory pepper quality that zinfandel is known for.
-Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pairs well with pasta puttanesca, pizza or grilled meats.

CELLARING
Enjoy in its youth, or lay down for up to 3 years.

Price: $7.00 750ml

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