2015 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! The 2015 Oz Zinfandel has a distinct spice and cherry pie aroma that is immediately apparent upon popping the cork. The palate is opulent with dark, ripe fruit spilling into every edge and tart cherry notes to help keep the wine from taking itself too seriously. This wine will improve with age over the next seven years.
September 4, 2015
23 months in French oak, 40% new
2015 was another warm year with one of our earliest harvests to date. Yields were lower than the past few growing seasons, but the quality of fruit was exceptional with concentrated flavors and balanced acidity due to consistently warm temperatures throughout the season. The grapes for our 2015 Oz Zinfandel were harvested in the cool morning hours of September 4, 2015.
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 23 months in barrel (40% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
Only 203 cases produced