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Valravn Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California

Valravn Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California

The 2020 Valravn Zinfandel from Sonoma County embodies the essence of old-vine Zinfandel tradition combined with modern winemaking finesse. This exceptional vintage showcases the rich heritage of Sonoma's best appellations, making it a standout choice for wine enthusiasts seeking both quality and character.

Product Details:

  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Varietal: Zinfandel (with Petite Sirah and Grenache)
  • Vine Age: Averaging 40 years, some over 100 years old
  • Harvest: Hand-harvested, hand-sorted
  • Fermentation: Primary fermentation in small lots, short cold soak
  • Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels and puncheons
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 14.5%

Sensory Description: The 2020 Valravn Zinfandel presents an inviting bouquet of super-ripe dark fruits, complemented by notes of chocolate, licorice, sweet spice, and tobacco. On the palate, it is a heady and boisterous wine, offering an opulent and racy experience that packs a powerful punch. This Zinfandel’s vibrant fruit profile is beautifully balanced with a lingering, rich finish.

Winemaker's Background:

Baron Ziegler's journey into the wine industry began at a young age, developing a passion for Bordeaux wines that funded his early ventures. From managing wine stores to working with esteemed wine importer Eric Solomon, Baron honed his skills on the East Coast before moving to California. In 2009, he co-founded Banshee Wines and subsequently established Valravn to bring authentic, approachable wines to the table.

Rob Fischer's winemaking career began in the tasting room at Domaine Carneros and evolved through various roles that showcased his analytical and creative talents. With a degree in Enology from Fresno State and experience at Donum Estate, Etude Wines, and Treasury Estates, Rob joined Valravn in 2017. His expertise and passion for winemaking drive the production of exceptional Zinfandels that capture Sonoma's unique terroir.

Serving Suggestions: The 2020 Valravn Zinfandel is a versatile wine that pairs beautifully with a range of dishes. Enjoy it slightly chilled at around 60-65°F (15-18°C) to enhance its fruit-forward profile. This Zinfandel is an excellent companion to grilled meats, hearty pasta dishes, and robust cheeses, making it an ideal choice for both casual gatherings and special occasions.

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