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2019 Maple Vineyards Zinfandel

$52.00 / 750mL

Club: $39.00 / 750mL

Maple Vineyards is 27 acres of exceptional head-trained, certified sustainable Zinfandel on the high bench-land in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. The oldest block was planted in 1910, linking our current wines to the rich history and traditions of the early immigrants of Dry Creek Valley. David Rafanelli continues these traditional, labor intensive farming techniques today, personally managing the farming as did Tom and Tina Maple before him. The old-vines arent irrigated, causing a high level of stress on the vines before harvest, creating small grapes with big flavors.

Maple Vineyards is harvested on 10 separate days throughout a three week span. Varying ripeness in each lot of wine displays different flavors. Combination of American, French, and Eastern European Oak Barrel aging. Some lots of grapes are fermented in open top tanks (like Pinot Noir) and some are fermented in closed top tank (like Cabernet) to contribute different mouthfeels to the final blend.

Tasting notes

Medium to full bodied, with structure and texture to match many dishes. Dark black fruits are balanced with savory spices. The seductive finish isn't cloying and sweet, but rather refined, lush and succulent, and the integrated tannins and great balance of savory and spice will continue to gain in complexity over the next fifteen years. Winemaker Brandon Lapides


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