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2017 Kate's Zinfandel
Shows off the distinctive deep purple color produced by Kate’s fruit, this massive Zin is bursting with aromas of ripe peach and currants. Upfront blueberry and plum jam showcase a rich palate, while American oak tannin blends seamlessly with clean acidity. Surprising tannic structure fills the backend, leading to wonderfully balanced finish
Kate’s Vineyard consist of 10 acres planted entirely to Zinfadel that we have farmed since 2004. Located less than a mile south east of the Calcareous Estate, it shares almost identical chalky soils. The warm summer of 2017 shows up in the deep purple color and massive fruit of this wine. These vintages are perfect for Paso Robles Zinfandel.
The fruit was handpicked and cluster sorted before destemming. The fruit was gravity fed, uncrushed, into 4-ton open top concrete fermenters. Twice daily pump overs were performed for the first 8 days of frementaion, followed by a move to a punch-down protocol. After 12 days, the juice was pressed off the skins and settled in tank for 2 days. From here, the wine was racked to barrel and allowed to finish malo-lactic fermentation. Another racking was performed and a bit of our Estate Cabernet was blended in to add structure. The resulting wine was aged 16 months in 20% new American oak. Bottled unfined with only coarse filtration to remove lees at the last possible moment.