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!

A portion of the Fighter Pilot Red sales aid sons and daughters of wounded and deceased veterans.

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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.

Product Reviews

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Karen Curry
1 1 1 1 1 (Dec 9, 2020 at 5:31 AM)

Growing up in the fighter pilot community I purchased this wine because of the meaning to me. I was so pleasantly surprised that it is a smooth tasting wine and have been a return sipper many times over. It also makes an excellent gift for aviation buffs.

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