2017 Suess Vineyard Zinfandel 'Old Vines'

Sourced from a recently restored old vine vineyard, our 2017 Suess Vineyard Zinfandel presents with a claret like impression. In other words, this Zin isn't an overly ripe, alcoholic fruit bomb. It's subtle and while there remains an assertive California fruit profile, this wine's versatility allows it to be paired with a wide variety of foods. While Pinot Noir is generally conisdered more flexibile for food pairings, we believe there's no reason why high quality Zinfandel can't be also.

The surprise hit at our Holiday Party last December, the '17 Suess Zinfandel is a crowd pleaser. Lighter than you might expect with more red fruits than a big jammy dark fruit profile, this Zinfandel won't overpower you. We like to say it's a Zin made by a Pinot Noir winemaker to help describe it. Ready to drink now.

Region/Appellation:
Lodi
Vineyard:
Suess Vineyard
Composition:
100% Zinfandel
Aging:
10 months neutral French oak
Alchohol:
14.9
pH:
3.68
Residual Sugar:
N/A
Winemaker:
John Fones