2001 Korte Ranch:
-100% Zinfandel from the Korte Ranch.
-Harvest Dates: Sept. 11th, 12th, & 24th 2001
-Harvest analysis: 25.5 degrees Brix, 3.60 pH, 0.76g/100ml TA.
-Fermented with BM-45 yeast, natural flora malolactic fermentation.
-Aged in 16 months in 15% American and 85% French Oak barrels. Racked for clarification.
Nose: Smoky oak and black currant
Mouth: Rich mouthfeel, enormous and pendulous fruit flavors, ripe but not over-ripe...deep red but not blue...black pepper but not red or white...
End: Delicious finish and will only improve after being open for 24 hours.
Food paring: OK with kimchee... better with wonderful barbecued meats (and bacon is good too!)