2016 Six-Horse Zinfandel

2016 Six-Horse Zinfandel
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
94% Zinfandel | 3% Petite Sirah | 3% Syrah
Aging
18 Months | 86% Ntrl French Oak | 14% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Enthusiast
90
Winter Wine Club Release
In Stock
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$36.00
/ 750mL
SKU: 16SIXZINED

Six Horse, a sister brand, produced and bottled by Skinner Vineyards & Winery, pays homage to the original Skinner winery of the late 1800’s. Its purpose is to focus on legacy varietals once grown by James Skinner beginning in 1861 and throughout the Gold Rush Era. The name is derived from the 6-hp engine that was utilized at the winery and considered “high tech” at the time. Zinfandel is one of the varietals once planted by James and remains a prevalent and important part of the Sierra Foothills wine industry today.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
94% Zinfandel | 3% Petite Sirah | 3% Syrah
Aging
18 Months | 86% Ntrl French Oak | 14% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The nose offers an explosion of blackberry, with nuanced notes of molasses and Crème Yvette. The palate is juicy and buoyant, with electrified spicy fruit, leaning toward the blue-black spectrum. The classic Fair Play terroir of rusticity and vibrancy carries this wine for miles, finishing clean and satisfying.
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