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2022 J Rickards Zinfandel

Tasting Notes

The aromatics make your mouth water with bright cranberry, mingling with hints of toasty oak and bing cherries. The palate doesn’t disappoint, bringing sweet oak and vanilla. The texture is bold up front, easing into the lush structure that speaks to the J Rickards Vineyard and is reminiscent of Cabernet from Alexander Valley. This has become a favorite around the winery; I’ve even heard it likened to “sunshine in a glass”. So, open a bottle, and enjoy the sunshine!

Winemaker's Notes

This Vineyard is cut into the eastern hillside of “Chianti Mountain” in Alexander Valley. The 36-year old vines were field grafted with heritage clones from Dry Creek Valley, so long ago that no one can remember exactly which vineyard the cuttings came from. Whatever the clone, this steep hillside site is producing grapes with dark luscious fruit, and bold powerful tannin. This exemplary bottling is a classic representation of its varietal and vineyard location.

Production Notes

217 cases

Cooperage Notes

Eleven months in 100%French oak, one-third new


Enjoy now and for the next 3 to 5 years

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