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2013 Swanson Vineyards Zinfandel, Salon Select, Napa Valley, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2013
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Zinfandel
Varietal Specifics 100% Zinfandel
Alcohol content 14.8%
Oak American oak barrels 25% new
Time in Oak 20 months
Bottling Date May, 2015
Harvest Dates September 14th
Case Production 221
Release Type Current

2013 Salon Zinfandel

A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy

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2013 was an epic Napa Valley vintage allowing us a precise pick at a point when the fruit, acid and phenolic tannins were perfectly in balance. We experienced moderate temperatures and dry conditions in all our vineyard locations. All wines from the 2013 harvest, both red and white, benefited from the long, cool growing season, and this was especially true for Zinfandel.

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes
The limited-production, 9-barrel lot of Zinfandel was grown in the heart of the Napa Valley, on well drained mountain soils washed down from the hillsides. With excellent sun exposure and the best farming, the old vines in the vineyard have time to ripen fully, providing grapes of intense flavor and complexity.

Winemaker Notes
Hand-harvested grapes were berry sorted into a single open-top stainless steel tank for four days of cold soaking at 55° F. Following which a warm fermentation was carried out over 14 days. Pressed to barrel the wine underwent natural Malolactic fermentation and was allowed to mature for 16 months in 25% new American oak barrels and 75% twice used American oak barrels.

The wine is ready to drink now but will benefit from a long decant or 5-7 years of cellar aging.
- Robin Akhurst, Winemaker