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Wilson Foreigner Zinfandeltext
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16½/20

Wilson Foreigner Zinfandel 2018

Central Coast, California, United StatesFrom a historic Contra Costa County vineyard, owned and managed by the past 4 generations of the Del Barba family. These old-rooted vines were planted in 1910 in granitic soils. 15% of fruit was whole cluster, and all went into concrete for a native ferment, finishing off in neutral French oak barrels. It remained here until bottling, without fining or filtration, and just a small amount of sulphur. Super floral with plush violets, blueberry jam, baked plum, on a soft, juicy, yet sophisticated palate, framed with fine, long and firm tannins. The old vines speak for themselves, and though this is a mind-bending 15.7 degrees, feels much fresher, lighter, and prettier.Tasted: 07 April 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 70.00 private wine shops Producer: Wilson ForeignerDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Zinfandel