2014 Zinfandel Grey Palm Estate
At Cast we are making two Zinfandels in different styles. Our Grey Palm Vineyard Zinfandel is an easy drinking, bright, reach-for-it-now wine. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner wine–just get the burgers or steak on the grill and you are ready to go.
Our Grey Palm Estate vineyard, named for the massive old Canary Island Date Palm that towers above the vines, is in the heart of Sonoma County’s renowned Dry Creek Valley appellation. The vine rows run up a sunny, south-facing, gravelly hillside at the narrow end of the valley, just below Lake Sonoma. These zinfandel grape vines have a truly noble lineage, having been planted in 2003 using budwood sourced from the ancient, 125 year-old vines at St. Peter Church, just up the road in Cloverdale. Ulises Valdez originally planted the vineyard and has managed the vines with care ever since.
20% New French Oak
80% Used French Oak
Dry Creek Valley
Delivers notions of red cherry pie, prunes, raisins and Chinese five spice with a hint of hoisin. Full-bodied, big, well-rounded and packed with plush textured fruit, it has just enough freshness and good length. 15.2% Abv.
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