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2018 Zinfandel, Picchetti Estate

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VARIETAL. 100% Zinfandel

VINEYARD. Picchetti Estate, Montebello.

WINEMAKING. This dry-farmed, ancient vine Zinfandel is a classic example of what low yields, quality fruit and minimum intervention during the vinification process can accomplish. Planted in 1882, these vines were the very first to be cultivated on Montebello. The Picchetti Brothers transitioned from grapes and winemaking to orchard farming during the dark days of Prohibition (1920-1933). However, they chose to retain this small 1-acre parcel because of the consistently high quality of wine that it produced. The vineyard is a gateway to ancient agriculture and we’re constantly learning from the clues the Picchetti Brothers left for us there. On Hector Picchetti Jr’s (b. 1929) last visit to the winery in 2006 he was overjoyed with emotion while trying the modern version of the Picchetti Estate exclaiming, “That’s the family vine!”

Aroma: enticing aromas of white pepper, cedar, all spice and dried blueberry.
Palate: This rich medium-to-full bodied wine possesses an attractive balance of restrained sweetness and harmonious acidity with polished tannins

FOOD PAIRING. The traditional Picchetti family pairing for this wine was fire-roasted steak basted in rosemary butter, garlic basil polenta, venison sausage and seasonal garden vegetables.

Area of Origin: Croatia
Alcohol Content: 14.3%
Aging Potential: Drink Now - 2032
Serving Temperature: 60-65°F

Picchetti Estate Zinfandel Vineyard
Ancient Vines planted in the 1880's

Vineyard Designation

Picchetti Estate
Vintage 2018
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Zinfandel
Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains
Size 750 ml