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Nalle Winery 2018 Zinfandel

Nalle Winery

2018 Zinfandel
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA

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Purchase Nalle Winery 2018 Classic Zinfandel by the case (12 bottles) and enjoy a VIP wine tasting for 4 at Nalle Winery during your next visit to California Wine Country.

Alternatively, enjoy an option for a private virtual tasting. 

Nalle Winery Sonoma Wine Tasting
Tasting Notes:
  • Color: "Dorothy's slippers" red
  • Aromas: cherry, pomegranate, red twizzler, brown sugar, nutmeg, thyme, eucalyptus
  • Palate: ripe red fruit, light and clean acidity, well integrated tannins, long and velvety finish

Nalle Winery 2018 Classic Zinfandel is a great example of a Zinfandel that is not jammy. Lower alcohol makes it refreshing and easy drinking

Tasting notes by Cellar Angels
Nalle Winery Sonoma Zinfandel
  • Grapes
    92% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignan 
  • Region
    Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA
  • Production
    720 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Decant and drink now or age for 4 to 7+ years from vintage
Nalle Winery Sonoma Zinfandel
Andrew Henderlong Nalle
About the Winemaker:
Andrew studied Enology and Viticulture at Santa Rosa J.C. and U.C. Davis Extension and is a 2002 graduate in Philosophy from the University of Redlands. He has traveled and learned from other winegrowing regions of the world including France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. To say his palate is international is quite an understatement. He is justifiably proud of his fifth generation presence in Dry Creek Valley and provides a healthy dose of enthusiasm and passion for wine and grapes!
Nalle Estate Old Vine Zinfandel Vineyard and Bernier-Sibary "Zinyard"
About the Vineyard:

This classic 50/50 two-vineyard blend of Nalle Estate Old Vine Zinfandel and Bernier-Sibary field blend, is a testimony to over 36 years of experience in bottling balanced, flavorful Zin reflective of Dry Creek Valley. The estate 93 year old vines are dry-farmed and head trained, yielding intense fruit flavors, balanced acidity, and structured tannins. Soils here are well-drained, gravelly clay and loam which help to impart layered notes of raspberry and strawberries. The Bernier-Sibary ‘Zinyard’ yields fruit with focused, lively flavors. Harvested and fermented together, the Petite Sirah and Carignane add color and mid-palate strength to complement the brambly, complex flavors. Slightly acidic, fine loamy soils formed from sandstone and found mainly in steep mountainous areas encourage the development of small berries with tempered acidity and weighty tannin structure. 

Additional Winemaker Notes:

Meticulously hand sorted at the crusher. Fermented in small open-top tanks. Aged exclusively in French oak (Alain Fouquet, Demptos, Francois Freres) 25% new, for 11 months. 

The 2018 growing season was smooth sailing with weather conditions conducive to growing high quality wine grapes. Cooler temperatures at night and no heat spikes allowed for longer hang-time on the vine, leading to wines marked by depth of flavor, greater levels of rounded tannins, balanced acidity, and moderate alcohol levels. In a nutshell, 2018 was bountiful and flavorful. 

Nalle Winery Sonoma Zinfandel
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Pair Nalle Winery Zinfandel with truffle fries and chicken parmesan. Zinfandel will also pair well with barbecued meats and herbal dishes. Great summer evening patio sipper, light and elegant.
About the Winery
Nalle Winery Nalle Winery Is All About Family! Spanning 5 generations, Nalle Winery can be found on land owned by the family since 1917. A breathtaking property in the heart of Sonoma’s historic Dry Creek Valley AVA, the winery overlooks a block of Old Vine Zinfandel originally planted during Prohibition by Fred and Ruby Henderlong, the great-great grandparents of current Winemaker Andrew Nalle. Learn more