Starry Night Winery

2011 Nervo Station Alexander Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Nervo Station Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Aug 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$30.00
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Mission Briefing

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In the stars

Today marks the 5th time we have featured a new vintage of Starry’s flagship Nervo Station Zinfandel… but rumor has it that this may be the last. Why? The vineyard owner may be replanting the vineyard to something more… profitable. Stay tuned as we try to substantiate this rumor. Meanwhile, if this really is your last chance to pick up a Nervo Zin from Starry Night - or anyone else - you should pick up a case or two.

On the palate, black cherry and red currant lead the charge, followed by blackberry, black plum, smoky braised fig, smoked beef, sweet pipe tobacco, cigar box and black pepper.

Initially very juicy on the palate, then more savory and complex, with blackberry and black cherry reduction. These are followed by dusty bramble, cured meat, braised plum, grilled mission fig, cigar box, dried fall leaves and black pepper.

This is one superb Zin, from one of our favorite small producers. Very highly recommended!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark burgundy heart with a ring of purple that cuts a fine line around the edge of the glass.

Smell:

Black cherry and red currant, blackberry, black plum, smoky braised fig, smoked beef, sweet pipe tobacco, cigar box and black pepper.

Taste:

Blackberry and black cherry reduction. These are followed by dusty bramble, cured meat, braised plum, grilled mission fig, cigar box, dried fall leaves and black pepper.

Finish:

Very long and packed with flavors. Fine tannins give the wine a very plush overall feel.

Pairing:

Not to sound cliche, but we recommend that you enjoy this lovely Zin with your favorite BBQ!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Wayne Hansen
Blend
100% Zinfandel
Aging
Over 12 months
Barrels
French and American oak
Harvest Date
September 22, 2011
Average Sugar at Harvest
26º brix
PH
3.47
TA
.677 g/100ml
Abv
14.5%
Production
680 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Aug 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm
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