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97 Meritage Vinas del Sol1998 Zinfandel Cienega Valley

2000 Nichols Zinfandel, Cienega Valley Vineyard
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2000 Nichols Zinfandel, Cienega Valley Vineyard

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The Nichols Zinfandel teases the month. It is ripe and yummy. It is delightfully integrated with caramel, a hint of smoke, and toast. It has well defined depth, and is silky velvet in texture. There are loads of rich intense fruit with hints of spice. Cherry, plum, currant and wild berries are up front and lay across the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in a unique style, 1/3 whole cluster berry fermented in small open top fermenters to facilitate maximum flavor and color extraction. The cap is punched down several times a day over a period of 7 to 10 days. When fermented dry, it is pressed off and racked into French Oak barrels. The Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in 100% French Oak for twenty-three (23) months. The wine is further aged for an additional 12 months in the bottle. Aging in the bottle allows the wine to rest and round out its natural fruit flavor and aromatic attributes. Nichols Winery & Cellars TM Nichols Winery produces ultra premium wines; Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Zinfandel. It is located in Paso Robles, CA. Central Coast Wine Region; Cienega Valley Cienega Valley is a warm wine growing region near Hollister, California. The warm days and cool nights are ideal for Zinfandel, in that the grape likes warm temperature to show its true character of revealing forward bright wild berries, plum and cherry flavors. Cool nights allows the vines to shut down and rest for the next days push for enhanced flavors. This climate also allows for a long growing season with long hang time which matures the flavors and gives them depth.

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