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2016 Big Bad

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This blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah makes for a very powerful and structured wine with great aging potential. Blackberry, black cherry, and cola are met with fabulous notes of pecan and brown sugar, reminiscent of a berry cobbler. Darker blue fruit, smoked meat, and squid ink create a rich texture and a complex finish. A hint of American oak on the finish adds length to a wine that will age gracefully over the next 8-10 years.

Blend
90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
Vineyards
Bailey Vineyard (Zinfandel) - Adelaida District. 4 Hearts Vineyard (Zinfandel) - Willow Creek District. Heaton Vineyard (Petite Sirah) - Willow Creek District. Paper Street (Zinfandel) - Willow Creek District. Rancho Voladores (Zinfandel) - Willow Creek D
Harvest Dates
September 2016
Soil Type
Limestone
Approx. Brix at Harvest
26.5
Processing / Aging / Barrel Program
Fermented separately, 100% de- stemmed, 3-day cold soak with an additional 15 days of skin contact in a combination of stainless steel fermentors. All native malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged 15 months in 43% new American puncheons & barrels.
Bottling Date
February 28, 2017
Cases Produced
251
Alcohol
15.0%
pH
3.5
TA
6.0 g/L
RS
0.0 g/L
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