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Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Florence Vineyard 2012

ID No: 442488
Vintage:2012
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Dashe Cellars Zinfandel Florence Vineyard 2012 is made from 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah

Color: Dark-purple
Aromas: Floral notes of lavender, violets, and darker fruit of black raspberry and black cherry
Taste: Great vibrant flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, and cranberry. Fruit flavors are followed by a great rush of layered darker flavors of earth, mineral, chocolate, clove spice, long persistent finish of black raspberry and cranberry fruit..

The vineyard—owned by Jack Florence of Rockpile Ranch fame—was planted from cuttings of the St. Peters Church clone, taken from the Rockpile Ranch. In 2012, the yields were relatively low (even though most vineyards produced a big crop), so the Florence Vineyard zinfandel was as intense, aromatic, and richly-textured as ever.

Winery: Dashe Cellars

The Dashe Cellars Estate
Dashe Cellars were founded in 1996 by Anne and Michael Dashe, a husband and wife winemaking team who created a small winery that focuses on wines from Sonoma County. Since Anne's winemaking origins are French and Michael's are American, they wanted to elaborate distinctive wines that offered the best from both of their countries of origin.

The Dashe Cellars Vineyards
They have decided to concentrate on single vineyard sites - to locate small independent vineyards and create wines that reflect the vineyards unique soil, climate, and regional characteristics. They use traditional fine winemaking techniques such as small lot fermentations, the use of indigenous yeast on the grapes to conduct the fermentations, little or no fining or filtration, and small barrel aging. All the wines are made, tasted, and blended by the production team of Michael, Anne, and Matt Smith (enologist).

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