Pellegrini Zinfandel
Tasting Notes:
A medium plum red color, the wine’s fruit-forward fresh strawberry, blueberry and rhubarb aromas and flavors are enhanced by a touch of spiciness. From a cooler vintage, the more restrained, medium bodied style offers easy drinkability. The wine is balanced with good acidity, and soft tannins are pleasing on the palate. Enjoyable with a variety of fare, from pasta to game.
 
Grape:
100% Zinfandel
 
Vineyards:
In 1973, the Pellegrini's purchased a 70-acre apple, plum & olive orchard on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa. They planted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, developing one of the first vineyards in the region devoted exclusively to these two varieties—which would become known as the Olivet Lane Vineyard, named after the 120 olive trees which line the vineyard's east entrance. It was one of the first Pinot Noir estates in the Russian River Valley, and over the years has been the grape source for many of the Valley’s Pinot Noir luminaries, in addition to the family’s own award-winning Olivet Lane Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production. Today, Olivet Lane is home to Pellegrini Wine Company's state-of-the-art Tuscan styled winery, which opened its doors in 2001. We produce small lot wines from our estate grown grapes, as well as select vineyards in the region. Quality & unadorned terroir is of our utmost priority in every bottle.
 
   
Alcohol Contents:
14,1% Vol
 
Vinification process:
To enhance the fruit character of the grapes, fermentation is conducted in small five-ton open top tanks. After a five-day cold maceration, the native yeast from the vineyard began fermenting spontaneously. For the next 14 days, the must was punched down three times a day to extract all the color and flavors from the skins.
Aging process:
The wine was aged in a combination of American and Hungarian oak, about ten percent of which was new wood

Main aromas and flavors:
strawberry, blueberry and rhubarb
 
History Awards:

 
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