2008 Hartford Zinfandel Jolene's Vineyard
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Winemaker's Notes: This old-vine Zinfandel provides alluring aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberry and vanilla. Jolene’s texture is rich and mouth-filling with supple tannins and a long and lingering finish.
Vineyard Character Jolene’s Vineyard, located along Olivet Road in the Russian River Valley, takes its name from a merging of the first names of its owners– Joanne and Arlene. The vineyard is surrounded by several other old-vine Zinfandel Vineyards. The character of the Jolene’s old- vine Vineyard is unique from most other old vine Zinfandel vineyards in the Russian River area in that it is planted entirely to Zinfandel. Jolene’s Vineyard character is reflected in its classic berry, cherry and brandy notes for which Old Vine Zinfandel is renowned. Most old-vine Zinfandel vineyards in the area are ‘field’ or ‘spice’ blends that also include very small plantings of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet and Carignan.
Oak: 100% French oak, 69% new
Time in oak: 10 months
TA: 5.9 g/L