This release of the Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir marks ZD’s 45th Anniversary vintage. The growing season began as a moderate winter with below normal rainfall, followed by a warm, dry spring. These conditions led to an early bud break and optimal bloom, resulting in a healthy, balanced crop.
The fruit for the Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced entirely from ZD’s organically certified Carneros Estate Vineyard. The small clusters of berries produce a concentrated wine with an intense aroma and flavor profile. Gentle winemaking practices in the cellar, including hand punch downs during fermentation and a careful selection of French Oak barrels for aging, has led to a wine that consistently reflects its distinct terroir.
The 2013 Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir exhibits a beautiful aroma defined by a core of briary cherry, plum and rhubarb notes. Subtle hints of cedar, toasted nuts and vanilla complement the palate which is ripe, lush and well balanced.
Always stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar.
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