' 2007 Zinfandel (Crimson Hill Vineyard) - Gregory Graham Wines

2007 Zinfandel (Crimson Hill Vineyard)

This wine was grown, produced and bottled at our estate winery in the Red Hills District of Lake County. The vineyard and winery are at 2000 feet elevation and overlook the southern end of Clear Lake. The seven acre vineyard block is planted in well-drained, sloped, crimson red, volcanic soil that provides the perfect site for growing great red wines. The climate is ideal for mid- to late-season reds. The vineyard receives daily full sun with warm temperatures in the spring and summer that are tempered by daily afternoon mistrals.

The grapes were gently de-stemmed and cold soaked for three days. Fermentation was in small open top fermentors where the must was “punched down” twice daily until fermentation subsided. The new wine was then aged in French oak barrels for 11 months and blended with 5% Petite Sirah from the neighboring Rolling Knolls Vineyard.

This fruity Zinfandel exhibits ripe raspberry fruit with hints of dark chocolate, lavender and spearmint. The thick flavors are of juicy ripe raspberry fruit puree with hints of orange zest and ginger.

Enjoy this wine with sweet BBQ or as an after dinner satisfier.

Cost: $24.00

Awards for all vintages of this wine