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Grape VarietiesZinfandel (87%), Petite Sirah (10%), and Syrah (3%)
- 90 Points
BackgroundThe name Angry Bunch refers to the boldly flavored style produced from burly old-vine Zinfandel. The Code of the Angry Bunch ensures that only fully ripe and ready grapes bursting with flavor become part of any Angry Bunch Zin. This wine is a blend from Lodi Ranches surrounding the Mokelumne River where some of California's oldest Zinfandel vines are farmed. Soils are diverse with primarily granite cobble deposited centuries ago from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Cool "Delta Breezes" blanket the area during the growing season resulting in layers of ripe fruit flavors, firm acidity, and fine structure.
VinificationHand sorted, destemmed bunches are crushed in stainless steel tanks. Native yeast starts fermentation, supplemented with Assmanshausen yeast. Malolactic fermentation in barrel on lees. Aged 15 months in oak. 90% French, 10% American; 10% new.
NoseElegant notes of wild violet and rose blend with fresh blueberry, raspberry and concentrated bramble notes.
PalateRobust, concentrated fruit with a ripe texture & juicy mouthfeel blends with hints of spice & vanilla.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14.5 %
Serving SuggestionsPair if you dare with a flavorful feast; barbecue, grilled meats, zesty pasta, braised pork, and hearty cheeses.