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Peachy Canyon Winery Bailey Zinfandel 2014

America, California Wine
92 VI
Peachy Canyon Winery Bailey Zinfandel

Organic, head trained, dry farmed Zinfandel from Bailey Ranch vineyard in western Paso Robles.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Paso Robles
Winery Peachy Canyon Winery
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) 97% Zinfandel, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Syrah, 1% Alicante Bouschet
¥6,765  (incl. tax)

Organic, head trained, dry farmed Zinfandel from Bailey Ranch vineyard in western Paso Robles.

Country America
Region California Wine
Appellation Paso Robles
Winery Peachy Canyon Winery
Vintage 2014
Color Red
Varietal(s) 97% Zinfandel, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Syrah, 1% Alicante Bouschet
Production

Viticulture

Bailey Ranch is located on Peachy Canyon road, at the southern end of the Santa Lucia Mountains, in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles.  This vineyard is at 1,700 feet in elevation, with steep sloping hillsides, comprised of calcareous limestone soil.  Farming practices are organic. The vines are head trained and the vineyard is dry-farmed.

Vinification

The first day of our 2014 harvest began with Bailey zinfandel, an early-to-ripen vineyard that produces some of our most spectacular non-estate fruit. The stems were removed and the fruit was carefully sorted by hand, leaving only the best whole berries behind. These were fermented with wild yeast and punched down by hand three times a day. After alcoholic fermentation was complete, the wine was gently pressed off its skins in small basket presses to be aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels for fifteen months. Only a careful selection of our best barrels made it into the final blend for bottling.

Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Opens with lush blackcurrant, deep summer plum, and subtle umami notes reminiscent of shiitake and oyster mushroom. This wine is like putting your nose in a bouquet of violets, lavender, lilac, and cherry blossoms that seem to bloom from the glass. A plummy, velveteen texture leads the way to a long and fragrant finish.

Press
92Vinous
Winery

Winery Description

Zinfandel Specialists of Paso Robles

When Doug and Nancy Beckett, a couple of school teachers looking for a better life, moved to Paso Robles in 1982 with their two sons, Joshua and Jacob, they never knew the life they would lead today. The label's start came in 1988, thanks to a load of Zinfandel grapes from Benito Dusi's vineyard. Though only amounting to a couple of hundred cases, the premiere release centered the label's reputation for premium red wines.

In order to secure premium fruit, Peachy Canyon sources grapes from over twenty local growers in the Paso Robles AVA and 100 acres of their own vineyards. The winery is still headed by founding vintners Doug and Nancy, as well as the family's second generation. After years away from home, both Josh and Jake returned to Paso Robles and Peachy Canyon to work for the family business. Josh has been with the winery for nine years and has been the winemaker since 2003. Combining his varied experiences with different winemakers and regions, Josh keeps an open mind in order to create the most exciting wines possible. Jake wasn't able to resist the lure of the family business either. For years, Jake worked as the vineyard manager over-seeing the four Peachy Canyon Vineyards and working with local growers to ensure fruit quality is kept at their high standard. In 2005, Jake wanted to learn other aspects of the business and joined the sales team. Jake now is the General Sales Manager and travels the country promoting the family brand.

Zinfandels dominate the Peachy Canyon portfolio of wines. Each wine poses unique characteristics with distinguished qualities and is why the whole Peachy Canyon team works so hard to pick only the best Paso Robles fruit while supporting the local growers. 

 

 

Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.8%
Product Code PC141184
UPC 603012001081