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James Creek Zinfandel 2009

This wine is only available to Frontier customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania

GeneralWineryJames Creek Vineyards
Town of productionPope Valley, California
Total production of the wine250 cases
Name of winemakerScott Brown
VineyardAge of vines used to produce wine80 years old
Yield3.5 to 4 tons per acre
Size of vineyard, hectares2.5 acres
Elevation above sea level850 feet, approximately
Inclination of vineyardNortheast
Soil compositionMixture with high concentration of light gravel
Irrigationyes, drip
HarvestHarvest methodmanual
Date of harvestOctober 5
FermentationAlcoholic fermentation, typeOpen top bin
Alcoholic fermentation, durationon the skins for 20 days
Alcoholic fermentation, temperaturecold soak at 48 to 55 degrees F, then 3 days at 80 degrees F
Malolactic fermentation, typein oak casks
Malolactic fermentation, duration60 days
Malolactic fermentation, temperature58 degrees F
Total Acidity6.8 grams per liter
Residual Sugar0.0 grams per liter
Alcohol15.5 %
AgingTime in barrel2 years
Barrel type and ageAmerican oak, 20% new, 80% 2 to 3 years old
Time in bottle before release6 months