2018 Opolo Zinfandel Summit Creek

Year: 2018
Appellation: Paso Robles
Country: USA - California
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :
$14.95
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BRAND NEW VINTAGE!!

"Aromas of cedar and leather recall a rustic cabin on the nose of this bottling, which also offers a dried cherry core. The cedar continues to the sip, where roasted red-fruit flavors meet with a touch of pine needle and a slightly resinous texture. -Matt Kettmann" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Opolo Vineyards has a long established reputation of growing and producing award winning wines in Paso Robles, California. With nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and west side of Paso Robles, Opolo Vineyards is privy to a wide range in climate, soil and growing potential—allowing an extensive range of varietals to flourish. This variety combined with the passion behind the brand has made Opolo a favorite of wine enthusiasts everywhere.

VINEYARD:
The grapes for this wine are sourced from nine vineyards in Paso Robles, an appellation justly famous for producing intense fruit forward zinfandels. The climate of these Westside vineyards are characterized by slightly cooler growing conditions due to coastal temperatures and austere soils which produce a fruit with exceptional varietal character and expression.

WINEMAKING:
The grapes are handpicked at night to ensure that the fruit arrives at the winery very cold. The grapes are delicately destemmed and crushed ever so slightly into both closed top stainless steel fermentation vessels as well as small open top fermenters. After 20 days of fermentation the wine is gently pressed, settled and racked to barrel for 10 + months.

WINEMAKER NOTES:
Opolo has a specific trade mark when it comes to Zinfandel and this wine is absolutely one for the books. The 2018 Summit Creek Zinfandel is big and fruit forward yet nuanced and elegant at the same time. Bold fruit flavors, velvety smooth tannins, and just the right amount of barrel age make it an enjoyable wine for any occasion.