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2014 Swanson Vineyards Zinfandel, Salon Select, Napa Valley, 750ml

Wine Specs

Vintage 2014
Appellation Napa Valley
Varietal Zinfandel
Alcohol content 14.5%
Bottling Date May, 2016
Harvest Dates September 8th
Case Production 300
Discountable yes
Release Type Current

2014 SALON ZINFANDEL

$55.00   per 750ml bottle
2014 was another great year for Napa. The slightly higher rainfall in Spring allowed the vines to access much needed soil water at budbreak. Successful flowering set a good crop, which allowed us to selectively thin throughout the year. The drought conditions towards the maturation phase of berry development gave us concentrated clusters of grapes; perfect for making intense and concentrated aromatic wines, albeit in limited quantities.

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes
This limited-production, 12-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 this vineyard have time to ripen fully, providing grapes of intense flavor and complexity.

Winemaker Notes
Always intriguing and satisfying, the aromas that are displayed from this Zinfandel bring forth dark fruits, California raisins, forest undergrowth and the faint hint of exotic spice markets. The wine is generous and full bodied on the palate, yet still maintains a sense of balance, counteracting ripe fruit against precise acidity and fine grain tannins.

The wine is ready to drink now but will continue to develop well over the next 7 years of cellar aging.
- Robin Akhurst, Winemaker