Gary Farrell Zinfandel Maffei Vineyard Russian River Valley 2015  - Last Bottle

Gary Farrell Zinfandel Maffei Vineyard Russian River Valley 2015

50% OFF, single-vineyard brilliance from the Maffei vineyard (established in 1922!!) in Russian River, this will blow you out of the water with mulberry, wild blackberry essence (we know, we have a huge glass in front of us now), dark cocoa, cranberry, crushed flowers, incense…..seriously, wow. Minerally, too, with power and freshness and crazy, succulent, velvety finish. YUM -- classy!!

Only a handful of cases!! Crazy price!  

The historic Maffei Vineyard consistently delivers classic Russian River Valley Zinfandel characteristics, and the 2015 vintage expresses them in pure form. The initial bouquet is floral and elegant with dark brambly fruit and hints of white pepper. After a few moments in the glass, this deep garnet red wine becomes quite savory, exuding aromas of black currant, eucalyptus, violets and sage brown butter. Bursting, lifted flavors of blackberrybalsamic reduction, mulberry, cedar and dark chocolate are complemented by subtle hints of pink peppercorn and highlighted by brilliant acidity. Displaying both power and grace, the concentrated finish is packed with purple fruit flavors and framed by firm, expansive tannins that coat the palate and lead to a long, velvety finish.

Technical Details

Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietal: 100% Zinfandel
Vineyard: Maffei Vineyard
Winemaker: Theresa Heredia
Aging/Cooperage: 15 months in 40% new French oak
Alcohol: 14.50%
PH: 3.32
TA: 7.3g/100mLs
Production: 370

About The Producer

This picturesque site is located on Olivet Road, between Piner and River roads, providing a snapshot of California Zinfandel history with its gnarly, head-trained, 90+-year-old vines. Registered by the Historic Vineyard Society, Maffei Vineyard was originally planted with a heritage selection of Zinfandel in the 1920s by Umberto and Maria Maffei, grandparents to current owner/vineyard manager Joanne Maffei. Joanne meticulously tends to the vineyard, walking the blocks on a daily basis to manage each vine individually, pulling leaves to provide filtered light and dropping clusters in order to maintain optimal vine balance and maturity of fruit flavors. We are truly honored to be one of four wineries that receive grapes from this special and historic site.

Pairing Suggestions

Beef, Lamb and Poultry

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