Starry Night Winery

2010 Nervo Station Vineyard Alexander Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Nervo Station

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Jun 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Poor Ridge

When Ridge Vineyards winery lost the Nervo Station Vineyard to Starry Night Winery, they must have been rather upset. Zinfandel from this vineyard has consistently garnered some of the highest praise from fans and the wine press alike.

Today marks the 4th time we have featured a new vintage of Starry’s flagship Nervo Station Zinfandel. This wine hails from a superb Alexander Valley Vineyard that formerly belonged to the world-famous Ridge Vineyards winery.

With each new vintage of this wine, winemaker Todd Graff, shows not just his skills, but also the further development of the Nervo Station vineyard. This vintage is youthful and ready to drink. It also shows great potential for the next few years.

Very highly recommended!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep ruby red. Bouncy in the glass when spun.

Smell:

Lush and fragrant with black cherry, dusty blackberry bramble, mulberry, cigar box, sweet spice and black pepper.

Taste:

Juicy and complex with dark black cherry, plum, boysenberry, cassis, cedar, milk chocolate, sweet baking spice and black pepper.

Finish:

Starts juicy and then goes complex and earthy. Flavors tail off slowly, leading to black pepper and graphite at the very end.

Pairing:

For the perfect companion for this wine, find yourself a recipe for grilled flank steak with Chimichurri sauce.

What the Winery Says

2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal
Blend
Zinfandel with “old style” inter-planted varietals including Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mataro
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Aging
18 months
Barrels
20% new American barrels, 15% new French barrels, 65% select one to three year old American and French barrels
Harvest Date
October 11, 2010
Brix
26.9º
pH
3.69
TA
.65 g/100ml
Abv
14.5%
Production
400 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
Avg. Price
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