Flying Cloud - Zinfandel Paso Robles 2021 750ml (14.5% ABV)

Flying Cloud - Zinfandel Paso Robles 2021 750ml (14.5% ABV)

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second label release from Stephen Ross

Zinfandel with a dash of Petite Sirah, the Zin is Primitivo clone from Italy, the P.S. comes from the Blind Faith vineyard.

The countryside around Jack Knife Vineyard (Zinfandel) looks a lot like Tuscany with rolling hills and lots of vineyards. The climate is similar, Mediterranean with warm summer days and cool evenings. This site is 23 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, 700 feet above sea level and consists of well-drained, fine sandy loam soils.

deep, dark, dense, delicious, boysenberry, blackberry, clove, violets, damp forest, mulberry, cedar, full bodied, concentrated, nice grippy tannins, long finish

region: Paso Robles, CA, USA

varietal: Zinfandel with some Petite Sirah

style: bold red

farming/cellar: certified organic, hand harvested, 100% destemmed into 5-ton temperature controlled stainless steel tank, 22 day cuvaison/skin contact. Cultured yeast, naturally occurring malolactic bacteria, Aged in one to four times filled French oak barrels for 19 months

pairing: NY strip,