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2017 Silverado Vineyards Soda Creek Ranch Zinfandel, Napa Valley

2017 Silverado Vineyards Soda Creek Ranch Zinfandel, Napa Valley

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Ripe and powerful, yet balanced acidity provides freshness. Briary blackberry, fig, and candied strawberry are met with white pepper, spicy dried lavender and toasted coconut flakes.

Winemaker Notes

2-5 years peak; drink by 6-8 years.

Food Pairing Notes

Recommended Food Recipe: Sara Scott's Italian Sausage with Cannellini Beans & Parsley Pesto - recipe on


100% Zinfandel

Wine Specs

Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Silverado Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 1, 2017
26.8° Brix
6.63 g/L
3.47 pH
13.5 months barrel age in 37% new oak
Bottling Date
July 2019
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
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Production Notes

Every vintage tells a story and Napa Valley’s 2017 is no exception. From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, this vintage may be more memorable than most. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our groundwater and the vines and led to a cool, mild spring. An unusual hailstorm in early June had little effect on the overall crop. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires started on October 8. Although the fires were a terrible human tragedy, taking lives and destroying property, the Napa Valley wine industry, its wineries and its vineyards were largely spared.

Vineyard Notes

100% Soda Creek Ranch. Our Zinfandel is a union of vineyards and varietal histories. Zinfandel was first planted in California in the mid-1800s, and on our Soda Creek Ranch property in the 1880s. The site was purchased and restored by the Millers in 1992. To honor this history, our Zinfandel vines are planted with bud wood from other historic Napa Valley vineyards and are head-trained. Soil and site limit the production of the vines. The resulting wines are deep ruby in color with aromas of freshly cracked pepper, wild berry patch, and savory spices.


965 cases produced