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Cinnabar Winery

2013 Cinabrio Port-Style Dessert Wine

2013 Cinabrio Port-Style Dessert Wine

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$48.00
/ 500ml
SKU: 5164

The Taste

 

Boysenberry Pie, Hazelnut, Red Cherries

The Science

Alcohol
19.0%

pH
3.79

Acidity
0.58g/100ml

RS
8%

Varietal Content
100% Zinfandel

Vineyards
St. Peter Alcantara Vineyard & 4 Hearts Vineyard

Stats
35 cases produced
Harvested Oct. 1, 2013
Released April 1, 2018

Age 10–15 years

The Magic

  • Cold soak 3 days
  • Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks
  • Fermented warm 85 degrees for 5–7 days
  • Pressed at 8–10 degrees Brix
  • Fortified with grape spirit to stop fermentation and retain natural sweetness
  • Aged for 4 years in neutral French oak

The Alchemists

 

George Troquato, Winemaker
Alejandro Aldama, Cellar Master

The Grape

Zinfandel originated in Croatia, where it is called "Crljenak Kastelansk," and came to the States in the early 1800s, where it became known as Zinfandel—a true native wine grape of America. Often head trained to control vigor, Zinfandel grapes are thin-skinned with both large clusters and berries. The wines are typically full-bodied with a raspberry character.

The Land

St. Peter Alcantara Vineyard and 4 Hearts Vineyard are located on the west side of Paso Robles on a hillside that is influenced by ocean breezes. The vineyards lie on well-drained, calcareous soils rich in calcium and shale, which enable the roots to go deep and allow the vines to be dry farmed.

The Season

 

2013 saw the second year of a drought in California. It was a dry, warm year with little rain, particularly after January. Spring too was dry with early bud break and bloom. August was cool, enabling the fruit to ripen slowly yet fully.

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