2018

Our 100% Zinfandel offers aromas of soft, toasty nuances combined with hints of white pepper.

This wine is named in honor of those courageous aviators who have put themselves in harm’s way - You truly have a flavor for life the protected will never know!

 

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/ Fighter Pilot Red
SKU: FP18
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Adelaida District
Vineyard Designation
Bailey Ranch
Harvest Date
September 15, 2018
Sugar
26.6
Acid
6.9
pH
3.42
Aging
Aged for 18 months in 25% new French oak barrels and 75% neutral French oak barrels; Bottled unfiltered
Fermentation
Cold soak for 5 days; 20% whole cluster 80% whole-berry and fermented 20 days on skins in open top stainless steel tanks
Bottling Date
March 27, 2020
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 100% Zinfandel offers aromas of soft, toasty nuances combined with hints of white pepper.
Vineyard Notes
Sourced from the Bailey Ranch Vineyard in the Adelaida District this 20+ year old vineyard is located on the west side of Paso Robles. These vines are planted in Linne-Calodo soils, dry farmed, head trained and certified organic. This site is a step hillside slope 1,000 feet in elevation.
Production Notes
This native fermentation started below 70 degrees and remained cool the entire way through peaking at 81 degrees. It was splash racked twice a day and gave off aromas of dark forest fruits.
Production
640 cases produced
Other Notes
A portion of the Fighter Pilot Red sales aid sons and daughters of wounded and deceased veterans.
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