Average Brix at Harvest: 27.2°
Total Acidity: 0.62 gm/100ml
Bottling Date: August 2, 2014
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The name Karma Zin was bestowed in gratitude for the many gifts of good Karma received in life, whatever the source. When positive energy is put forth in hard work mixed with integrity, the giver is rewarded with success, the fulfillment of a dream.
Wine Maker’s Tasting Notes:
Very complexly layered spice and black fruits, lively! Dark chocolate, Creamy oak, a bit of vanilla cola, brown spices-nutmeg/cinnamon. Rich in mouth, good structure for aging, a bit chewy in its youth.
80% Zinfandel, 14% Alicante Bouschet, 6% Petite Sirah
All fermented in 0.8-ton T-bins (4 different yeasts) Punched down by hand two times/day; Total of 16 days on skins, including 4 days cold soak pre-fermentation
20 months in oak barrels- 40% new & 1-yr-old French, 10% new American, 50% older French and American
Retail: $30 (750ml)
Wine Club: $24