2012 Desert Hills Zinfandel
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BC VQA Okanagan Valley
October 25th 2012
18 Months in 85% French oak 15% American oak
Mulberry and black cherry with soft tannins and a long finish.
Three Boys is our Estate Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, where the east-west orientation and famous sandy soil provide for maximum sun exposure and great drainage. Leaf thinning also allowed for maximum sun exposure and ventilation in the fruit zone. High fruit selection accounted for 3.5 tons per acre.
Only 85 cases produced
Grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted followed by the stemmed whole berries and free run juice being transferred to fermenting tanks for a five day cold soak, twice daily pump over to extract color and flavour. Fermentation was maintained at a consistent 26 degrees.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with roasted red peppers or grilled fillet