Since 1978 Sin Zin has been the original California classic. AVV founder, Hank Wetzel produced the first vintage of Sin Zin and the wine was an immediate hit with spicy, jammy, elegant fruit flavors and an unforgettable label. Thirty two years later, Sin Zin is one of the most recognizeable wines in the country. From the beginning Sin Zin was an elegant style of Zinfandel due to the region and winemaking style. We harvest grapes from throughout the Alexander Valley - including valley floor, hillsides and benchlands to get a wide range of complex flavors in the glass. This balance explains Sin Zin's popularity; it is always a food friendly style of Zinfandel.
Wine Maker Notes
There are aromas of raspberry, plum, black cherry, and a touch of citrus. Flavors ofplum, black cherry, black pepper, spice and pomegranate fill the glass.
Wine: SinZin - 25 Anniversary Release Vintage: 2002 Appellation: Alexander Valley Grape Varietal: Zinfandel Barrel Regimen: 10 months in 75% American and 25% French Oak Bottling Information: Cases Produced 14400 Release Date 10/1/2003 Analysis: Alcohol (by volume) 14.8% pH 3.54 Acid
2009 was a cooler vintage with fewer heat spikes than in the past few years,\r\nallowing for uniform ripening in the Alexander Valley which led to wines with good\r\nstructure, balance and complexity. Overall, the vintage is more elegant than in\r\nmany recent years. Kevin blended in a small amount of Petite Sirah to broaden the\r\nmouthfeel on the wine and add a little more dark fruit to the palate.