2019 Three Wine Company Zinfandel Contra Costa County

2019 Three Wine Company Zinfandel Contra Costa County

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2019 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch

2021 Three Wine Company 'Faux Pas' Red Blend Contra Costa County

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Winemaker Notes: Pomegranate, raspberry, and tart cherry dominate with some candied peach surprise. Effortlessly lighthearted, it is equally exuberant and endearing. A chillable red from the Contra Costa County's best bird dog. Super easy-going red blend of 47% Carignan, 39% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah.

Zinfandel lots were brought in on August 14th and 22nd. The Carignan arrived early on the morning of September 4th, while the Petite Sirah came in the next day. The Carignan is from a true unicorn vineyard. The Joaquin Jose Vineyard is a 14-acre plot of “upland habitat” in the Dutch Slough tidal wetlands and was planted in mid-1880’s. These head trained, own rooted and dry farmed vines average age is over 130 years old. The heat that reflects off the light tan Delhi Sandy soil of the vineyard floor during the day and the cool air that blows from the Carquinez Strait in the afternoon creates a perfect environment for lush fruit with beautiful acidity. The Zinfandel was harvested from the Vineyard Lane and Oakley Road vineyards. Sharing the same climate as the Carignan, the Zinfandel expresses juicy red fruits with lush ripe flavors. The Petite Sirah is from the Mazzoni-Live Oak vineyard which was originally planted in the mid-1880’s to Zinfandel, Carignane, and Mataro, of which only 1.9 acres remain of these supercentenarian vines which are still surviving on their own roots, all head trained, and cared for by hand. The Petite Sirah is a 7.1 acre portion of this vineyard and is also head-pruned but vertically which allows for higher planting density. The vineyard is west facing, allowing the bright days to accumulate the heat that transition into cooling evenings. The Delhi-sandy soil gives the fruit a concentration that is anything but petite. This wine is actually a blend of rosé and red wine lots fermented in stainless steel tanks.The rosé portion is ablend of predominately Zinfandel with some Carignan that had an average of 22 hours of skin contact and was fermented for 42 days at an average temperature of 56°F. Additionally, the Carignan was fermented on its skins for 31 days at an average temperature of 62°F. The Petite Sirah was fermented in a short 15 days at an average of 63°F. All lots were unfined and bentonite free (unfiltered). 

Matt Cline has gone back to his roots with Three Wine Company. Together with his wife, Erin, they focus on making wine from old vines of California's "heritage" varietals: Zinfandel, Mataro, Carignane, Alicante Buschet and Petite Sirah. Matt believes that the dirt, the micro-climate and sustainable wine growing form the cornerstone of good winemaking and these three elements are in every bottle Three Wine Company produces. Matt focuses his energies on working with the old-vine plantings in places few growers and winemakers find interesting, mainly in the sandy soils of Contra Costa County. It is because of this dedication and diligence that Matt is able to source fruit from vines that are over 100 years old!

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Country USA - California
Region Central Coast
Vintage 2021
Winery Three Wine Company
Grape Varietals Red Blend
Size 750 milliliter
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