2002 Sonoma County Zinfandel - Sold Out

Our 2002 Sonoma County Zinfandel was blended from some of the highest quality grapes from the renowned Dry Creek Valley and Russian River appellations of Sonoma County. The Dry Creek Valley in particular is known as one of the best Zinfandel growing regions in the world, and this limited production wine shows why.

The vineyard soil consisting of stones and gravel in the Russian River Valley adds rich fruit, spice and pepper notes while the Dry Creek Valley adds a jammy richness via the loamy-clay enriched soils. The old vines, which range in age from eighty to over one-hundred years, provide us with super-concentrated fruit through their ongoing struggle to survive.

Kasuari’s 2002 Zinfandel delivers all of the characteristics Zinfandel fanatics crave – gobs of raspberry jam, blueberry top notes, subtle mint and a touch of black pepper. New Oak from the Nevers forest in France contributes to the spicy complexity, providing aromas of nutmeg and fresh roasted coffee.

Appellation: Sonoma County, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys
Varietal composition: 97% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah
Harvest Date: September 23 - 27, 2002
Sugar at harvest: 26.5 Brix
Wine Acidity: 6.0 g/L
pH 3.59
Alcohol: 14.8%
Aged: 22 months in French Oak barrels, 50% new
Bottled: October 31, 2004