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Russian River Valley Zinfandel

2020
Russian River Valley
Sonoma
California
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CA-oon-tee LA-een RUSH-en RIV-er Val-lee Zin-fan-DEL
Varietal
Zinfandel
$37
Flavors & Qualities
Red Berries Red Berries
Cinnamon Cinnamon
Leather Leather
Linked Character
Organic Organic
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COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14.2%
GRAPE(S)
Zinfandel
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Why this wine made the cut…
Balance (complex) Zin is hard to find. Look no further.
Russian River Valley, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Zinfandel
100% Zin-fan-DEL
Zinfandel, otherwise known as Primitivo in Italy, makes bold, fruit forward wines, which in California range from Round & Fleshy, to Powerful & Extracted. The wines can vary from dry to slightly off-dry. The examples have rich mix of dark and red fruit, along with a range of flavors and aromas like chocolate, tobacco and exotic spice.
Country / State
California
Region
Sonoma
Sub Region
Russian River Valley
Producer
County Line
Winemaker(s)
Eric Sussman
Vintage
2020
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Russian River Valley, California

Eric Sussman acquired this historic 42-acre estate in 2012, after already having made a zinfandel from their dry-farmed old vines. This organic and biodynamic farm is located 800 feet above sea level on a ridgetop overlooking Occidental in Sonoma.

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The estate retains the old-vine zinfandel and syrah, but has replanted several vines to pinot noir and chardonnay. Nonintervention with nature is an ethos at Radio-Côteau and at their sister label, County Line, and extends beyond their wine-growing and vinification practices. They are a true sustainable farm with animals, fruits, and vegetables that help feed the team.

County Line offers an entry level glimpse into Radio-Coteau’s balance of generous fruit, and textural energy at affordable prices.