2011 La Storia Zinfandel

The 2011 La Storia Zin was made as usual mostly from our Block 303 with the addition of fruit from Block 305 which is showing very well lately as the vines are maturing. Most of the Zin blocks were harvested on September 30th and October 1st before the first rain. Portion of the lots were co- fermented with small amounts of Petite Sirah for better color and additional blueberry aromas. The wine is intensely flavored with predominant dark cherry, blueberry and plums and less of the typical raisin aromas due to the cooler than usual season. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and slight smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, medium to slightly heavy body with very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish. Zinfandels when balanced are very versatile food pairing wines with broad range and this wine will satisfy your palate with many of your favorite dishes. The wine is delicious now but with some patients and room in your cellar in 2-3 years it will be even better. Cheers. Miro Tcholakov-winemaker