Sloth Zinfandel

2012

Sloth
Zinfandel

Sloth is a Zinfandel coming from Mendocino County, a first for the winery. An 18 acre, 30 year old hillside vineyard in southern Mendocino near Hopland, CA. Longtime farming family, Nelson Family Vineyards, owns and manages this ranch. A very famous Sonoma clone, Pacini, is the bud wood source of this Zinfandel. Cole loam soils that inhibit production keeping the tonnage under 4 tons/acre and help exhibit structured spicy terroir of the area. Our wine making team is continuing to produce top quality wines not only from Lodi, but also carry that same wine making style towards other top Zinfandel growing regions around California.

Deep ruby color that stains your glass, with a nose that opens up to warm Christmas cake and spice. It has a massive core of ripe, muscular fruit and brawny tannins that will disappear with bottle time and help this wine age beautifully. Shows some anise on the finish. This is a perfect wine to pair with a hearty meal.

VARIETALS

Zinfandel with some Petite Sirah and Syrah blended in.

pH

3.57

TA

0.62

ALC

15.0

BOTTLED

2.12.2014