Old Vines Zinfandel, Tres Viejos, Sonoma County (2014)
Dense and brooding, this Zinfandel reflects its old vine heritage with layered aromas and concentrated dark berry flavors with a hint of lavender and espresso. Full-bodied, rich and luscious with an elegant finish.
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Translated literally, tres viejos means “three old men.” At St. Francis, we use it to describe some of our exceptionally old, head-trained Zinfandel vines. Each year Winemaker Katie Madigan chooses fruit from three distinct regions across Sonoma County for a special blend in honor of these distinctive vines. The Russian River Valley fruit has bright, fresh acidity. The Sonoma Valley fruit is both dark and intensely flavored. The Zinfandel from Alexander Valley is intense and concentrated with wild berry flavors. All vines are over 80 years old, and are expressive of their growing regions.
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