Phipps Family Cellars 2012 Sonoma County Ranches
54% TREBORCE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL
34% DRY CREEK VALLEY ZINFANDEL
6% TREBORCE VINEYARD PETITE SIRAH
6% ALEXANDER VALLEY SYRAH
DRY CREEK VALLEY
30 MONTHS – 35% NEW & 65% EXPERIENCED OAK
55% American Oak
35% French Oak
10% Hungarian Oak
15.9% by Volume
The 2012 harvest was excellent. Growing conditions throughout the year were ideal for producing a bumper crop of mature grapes with balanced flavors. In the spring, our Zin vines set a large crop. During the summer, we had an abundance of California coastal “sweater” weather, fog in the morning, and warm sunshine in the afternoon, often sending temperatures into the mid 90s and then quickly cooling off after sunset. These daily temperature swings help make Sonoma County and the Dry Creek & Alexander Valleys great places to grow wine grapes. This daily cyclical temperature shift, occasionally hitting 50 degrees at night, continued into October, and ripened fruit evenly and slowly, allowing us to bring in harvest at a steady measured pace.
The 2012 Sonoma County Ranches (SCR) Zinfandel is a powerful wine that can be described as “Classic Zinfandel” with a core of blackberry, white pepper, and dark chocolate. The 2012 SCR Zinfandel is further characterized by Spanish cherries, dark raspberry, and boysenberry fruit that mingle with vanilla, anise, cinnamon, toasty oak, and allspice.
275 Cases – 750ml
Only 10 left in stock