Elyse zinfandel korteranch

Zinfandel, Korte Ranch 2012

Elyse Winery

Deep garnet colored with intriguing aromas of black plum, blackberry pie, caramel, cinnamon, galangal root, incense, clove and orange zest. Lavishly textured with generous flavors of sweet blackberry, blueberry, cassis and the slightest hint of cracked black pepper and spice. Smooth entry with a broad mouthfeel, rich fruit and well integrated tannins lead to a finish that is long and lingering.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
St. Helena
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
96% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Aging:
22% new French oak (10 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1165

Reviews

  • "92 points. Cellar Selection. The third release from this vineyard, this wine is juicy in fruit, tar and leathery tannins, a mix of raspberry, cassis and dark chocolate. From a dry-farmed site, with a small percentage of Petite Sirah, it was given less than a year in American oak and offers a taste of sweet tobacco on the finish. Drink now through 2020." (Wine Enthusiast)
  • "90 points. An elegant and well-defined Zin, offering briary black cherry aromas and supple, layered flavors of black raspberry, smoky anise and fresh pepper. Drink now through 2021. 1,165 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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