2019 Foley Sonoma Winemaker Series Oz Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
The 2019 Oz Zinfandel has a distinct cherry pie aromatic profile which follows onto the palate. Although opulent with dark, ripe fruit spilling into every edge of it, tart cherry notes help to keep the wine from taking itself too seriously. The balanced acidity provides for a wine that should age well for the next seven years.
23 months in French oak (35% new)
After harvest, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and then racked to French oak barrels. After aging for 23 months in barrel (35% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
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.