2012 ZIPLINEWine Match Special Selection

75% Petite Sirah
Oak Cliff Cellars

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WINE DETAILS
retail price: $26.00
club price: $21.00
available:Yes
cases:241
formats: 750mL
released:Oct 1, 2014
date profiled:Jun 2, 2015
region:Northern California
AVA:Lake County - Californ ... Lake County - California,Mendocino
vineyards:Amber View, Firebrick Hil ... Amber View, Firebrick Hill, Wild Diamond
estate fruit:No
single vineyard: No
brix at harvest:n/a
alcohol:14.4%
fined:No
filtered:Yes
oak type:100% French  
oak barrels:25% New  
oak aging: 12 Months  
 
varietal%AVAclone
petite sirah 75% Lake County - California
zinfandel 20% Mendocino
cabernet sauvignon 5% Lake County - California
 
ships to: AZ CA DC FL IL LA MN NM TX NY VA
 
Winemaker Bruce Regalia Notes
Even before we made this blend of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel, I knew I would love it…for at least a couple of reasons: 1) Petite Sirah and Zinfandel are the two varietals I like the best (remember that our very first OCC wines were varietals from these two grapes), and 2) I love exciting blends as much (and perhaps more) than the traditional varietals we think of in this country as the very best wines! (In most regions of France the vignerons and oenofiles would beg to differ!) The grapes are from three of our favorite vineyards: Petite Sirah from Amber View Vineyard and Cabernet from the Wild Diamond Vineyard, both in Lake County, along with Zinfandel from the Firebrick Hill Vineyard in Mendocino. This wine is a stunner – the dark ...more... color and earthy/dark berry fragrances of the Petite Sirah are readily apparent as soon as the wine is uncorked. However, as the wine opens up, the delicate and subtle red bouquet of raspberries, cherries and strawberries from the Zin become increasingly apparent. The Zin also gives this blend a silky smooth, lingering finish that is not typical of Petite Sirah by itself. This may become my new favorite. Try it with steak, game, cheeses or by itself. I’ll bet you can’t not finish it in one sitting!
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