2021 Miro Cellars Zinfandel Fountaingrove District


The wine is bright and lively with concentrated “Zini” aromas with predominant dark cherry, blueberry and plums and some of the typical raisins aromas. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium body and very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish. Zinfandels when balanced are very versatile food pairing wines with broad range and this wine will satisfy your palate with many of your favorite dishes. The wine is delicious now but with some patients and proper aging in 2-5 years it will be even better. Cheers!

Gold Medal—2023 OC Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Double Gold & Best of Class—2023 Sunset International Wine Competition

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CRV $0.10
Total Payable Amount $40.10

SKU: 2021ZN-FGD Category:

Tasting Notes

Vineyard: Originally planted by Martha’s grandparents, Pasquale & Maria Bastoni in 1906, she and her husband, Russ Messana now cultivate 35 acres of vines. After a century of growing Zinfandel, Palomino, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet and Carignane, the vineyard had to be replanted in 2005 when yields became too low to maintain. Her grandfather and father sold their fruit to a variety of wineries over the years including Italian Swiss Colony, Charles Krug and Geyser Peak. Currently planted with Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Alicante Bouschet, the Messana’s maintain a family tradition of farming and community in the Fountaingrove District AVA just east of Santa Rosa.

Vintage: The 2021 harvest year was near perfect for growing grapes and a second year of a lighter than normal crop. The berry size was smaller than average delivering exceptional flavors, intense color, beautiful grapes, fruit forward and ripe. The season started early and cold and it was void of long, lingering heatwaves leading to relatively early to normal harvest dates with most grapes ripening at the same time.

Winemaking: The fruit was handled in the gentlest way possible, hand sorted and fermented in small open top fermenters with minimum hand punch-downs per day. As usual the most effort was in extracting as much of the beautiful Zin aromas without the harsh tannins. The malolactic fermentation was done in barrels; aging was done in 20% new European oak barrels for about 17 months.

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Technical Info:

HARVEST DATE: October 4, 2019
BLEND: 100% Zinfandel
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
TA: 0.62g/100ml
RS: 0.2%
PH: 3.66
BOTTLED: December 15, 2020
PRODUCTION: 560 cases


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