2014 Foley Sonoma OZ Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
Originally planted in 1896, the Oz Vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in Alexander Valley and we are pleased to be able to craft such a stunning wine from our friendly neighbors! At first sip of this 2014 Oz Zinfandel, the nose greets you with mocha, dark cherry and juicy plum. The wine coats your palate with its beautiful dark fruit and toffee notes followed by its smooth and gripping tannins. Drink now or hold until 2020.
Food Pairing Notes
For a decadent treat, pair this wine with a dark chocolate truffle.
90% Zinfandel, 10% Petit Verdot
September 8, 2014
26 months in French oak, 40% new
The Osborn Vineyard, or “Oz” for short, is our northwest neighbor. While very similar to the soil of our Estate Old Vine block, Oz differs in that it produces fruit that creates a more earthy profile and boldness on the palate. After harvest, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and then racked to French oak barrels. After aging for 26 months in barrel (40% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
2014 was another early and warm vintage. This resulted in prime flavor development of the fruit to display its finest attributes. Overall, the vintage produced grapes of high quality, dense flavors, and balanced acidity. The grapes were harvested on September 8, 2014 at optimum ripeness.
Only 369 cases produced