2017 Broken Earth Vineyard Select Zinfandel
2017 Broken Earth Vineyard Select Zinfandel
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This wine has the “Vineyard Select” designation, meaning the fruit was sourced from other vineyards than our own “Estate” property The fruit was harvested by hand and was quite ripe at 25 6 Brix, very typical of Paso “Zin” Grapes were in excellent condition when received at the winery Untoasted French oak fermentation ‘rice’ was added to assist in color and flavor extraction.

The must was then inoculated using “Clos” yeast, the resulting ferment being held at 62-64F. The ferment was completed after 19 days Each fermenter received 2 ‘pump-overs’ each day, a process that circulates the fermenting juice over the skins to ensure complete extraction of sugars and anthocyanins. The fermented grapes were pressed off skins and the wine left to settle.

The oak program for this wine was the use of new “Hybrid” barrels, having French oak heads and American Oak staves. This is a very forward, fruit driven wine and the new oak was used to balance out the wine’s weight. The maturation time was 22 months prior to bottling in April 2019.

Wine Specs
Paso Robles
Harvest Date
October 2017
5.90 g/L
Bottling Date
April 2019
Residual Sugar
2.00 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Profile
92 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast | GOLD, BEST OF ZINFANDEL - Central Coast Wine Competition | 91 POINTS - Vinous
Product Reviews
Erika's Gravatar
(Feb 28, 2020 at 4:56 PM)
Spicy notes. Cable knit sweaters and fireplaces with Agatha Christie novels would be excellent pairings.

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Bob in New Hampshire
(Mar 28, 2020 at 2:35 PM)
WOW, how can a wine be this robust yet so smooooth? Not the spiciest Zin I've ever had, but the pepper and spices come through yet it is so drinkable. Literally, after every sip I said "this is an unbelievable wine!" Now, I know why this one got 92 points. It's well deserved. We've had it with pizza and again with steak and it was awesome. Truly a versatile wine. Keep it up Broken Earth.