2015 Six-Horse Zinfandel

2015 Six-Horse Zinfandel
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
95% Zinfandel | 3% Mourvedre | 2% Grenache
Aging
18 Months | 87% Ntrl French Oak | 13% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Enthusiast
90
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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
2015
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
95% Zinfandel | 3% Mourvedre | 2% Grenache
Aging
18 Months | 87% Ntrl French Oak | 13% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2015 vintage of Zinfandel has a polished mouth-feel that coats the palate with supple tannins. It has brambly fruit flavors and aromatics such as blackberry, cherry, and raspberry. These elements are coupled with subtle notes of white pepper, dried herbs, cassis and vanilla bean.
Winemaker's Notes
We source this fruit from Cedarville Vineyard, which is farmed organically by Jonathan and Susan Lachs. 2015 was a beautifully balanced vintage with respect to Zinfandel. We had no issues during the drought stricken vintage likely due to the hearty and resilient nature of this varietal. It spent 18 months in French oak (13% new) on its gross lees prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Estate Vineyards
3% White Oak Flats | 2% Stoney Creek
Local Vineyards
95% Cedarville