Vineyards: Located just south of the town of Healdsburg, Foppiano Vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed appellation of the Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create an ideal microclimate for grape growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since its purchase in 1896. Today, the vineyards are planted to Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc on the warmer bench lands, and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the cooler lower lying land close to the Russian River.
Winemaking: The grapes used to make this wine were specially selected for our Estate bottling. The fruit was harvested at night and crushed into open top fermentors. The fruit was kept cold for 4 days to extract beautiful color and classic Zinfandel flavors, followed by 10 days of fermentation. The wine was aged in 25% new French for 14 months.
Tasting notes: Our 2013 Zinfandel expresses the unique flavors and aromas of this popular varietal. Red raspberry flavors blend with blueberry and plum cake, followed by rich earthiness and spices, creating an elegant, balanced wine with fresh natural acidity and soft tannins. Our cool growing region produces a fruit forward, elegant style of Zinfandel with amazing flavor versatility making it a great wine to pair with a variety of dishes.