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2000 Chardonnay Edna Ranch Vineyard, Edna Valley97 Chardonnay Bien Nacido

97 Zinfandel Cienega Valley
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97 Zinfandel Cienega Valley

Price per Unit (piece): $75.00

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Wine Spectator score of 87 & says, ?Concentrated dried berry, huckleberry and cherry liqueur notes are framed by solid ripe tannins.? The 1997 Nichols Zinfandel is ripe and yummy. There are lots of bright fruit with hints of spice. Cherry, plum, currant and wild berries are upfront and on the palate. It is delightful integrated with caramel, a hint of smoke, and toast. It has well defined depth, and is silky velvet in texture. Zinfandel is produced in the traditional Burgundian style and techniques, 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. The Zinfandel was aged in 100% French Oak from the Allier, Never and Troncais Forest, for (23) months. The wine was 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 is a small winery established in 1991 to produce ultra premium wines with limited production of each Varietal around the 1,200 case level. The winery produces Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and is located in the Central Coast?s Edna Valley, 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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