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2014 "Roger's School House" Zinfandel
The nose of this lovely wine is as exotic as it is enticing, with aromas of blackberry, lavender, red licorice and allspice. On the palate, abundant tannins and a silky texture add depth and nuance to layers of high-toned red fruits, orange peel, sweet oak and mulling spices.
Stuhlmuller Vineyards is located at the southern edge of the Alexander Valley, where it converges with two other highly regarded Sonoma County appellations, Chalk Hill and the Russian River Valley. On its eastern edge, the 150-acre vineyard borders the Russian River. Situated in a unique location that is part river benchlands and part hillside, the vineyard benefits from its alluvial gravel soils and the more rocky soils that comprise the hillside sections of the vineyard.
2014 was a classic California growing season, and the second exceptional vintage in a row. While both flowering and veraison came early and fast, with mostly moderate temperatures, and only a couple of modest heat spikes during the summer, everything ripened very evenly. A combination of plenty of cool foggy mornings and afternoon sunshine, combined with big swings between day and nighttime temperatures produced perfectly ripe fruit with excellent natural acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted Wild Duck, Butternut Squash, BBQ, Triple Cremé Brie, and Pizza