Painter Bridge Zinfandel

2012 Painter Bridge Zinfandel

Painter Bridge wines are available for International sales only.  For more information please contact us at intdiv@jlohr.com.

 

PRODUCTION NOTES
The 2012 Painter Bridge Zinfandel was designed with an eye towards artful composition. The fruit comes from four Paso Robles Zinfandel blocks and has been blended with spicy Valdiguié and Syrah, which bring aromatic complexity, body and palate structure. Each lot of Zinfandel was fermented separately, extracting the nuances of the individual vineyard blocks and drawing out a supple texture. Painter Bridge Zinfandel is awash with the gorgeous red fruit characters of the Zinfandel grape, and has been stylized to accent the delicate fruit without overpowering it with too much oak.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  California
Composition: 87% Zinfandel, 7% Valdiguié,
5% Syrah, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.54
  Total Acidity: 0.67 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.5% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.3 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This 2012 Painter Bridge Zinfandel shows bright color with a youthful red hue. The aromas are of brambly loganberry fruit, raspberry confection, black tea and dark chocolate. On the palate this wine delivers crisp, red fruit with good volume and roundness, along with that unique savory pepper quality that zinfandel is known for.
-Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pairs well with pasta puttanesca, pizza or grilled meats.

CELLARING
Enjoy in its youth, or lay down for up to 3 years.

2011 Painter Bridge Zinfandel

VINTAGE
Like many works of art, the 2011 Painter Bridge Zinfandel was designed with an eye towards good composition. The fruit for this wine comes from four Paso Robles Zinfandel blocks and is blended with a wonderfully soft and spicy Petite Sirah, which offers body and palate structure. Each lot of Zinfandel was fermented separately, extracting the nuances of the individual vineyard blocks and drawing out a supple texture. Painter Bridge Zinfandel is awash with the gorgeous red fruit characters of the Zinfandel grape, and has been stylized to accent the delicate fruit without overpowering it with too much oak.

Enjoy in its youth, or lay down for up to five years


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  California
Composition: 83% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.51
  Total Acidity: 0.67 g/100ml
  Alcohol: 13.1% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.06 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This 2011 Painter Bridge Zinfandel shows great color with a youthful red hue. The aromas are of ripe, brambly loganberry fruit with raspberry confection, black tea, vanilla and dark chocolate. The palate delivers crisp, red fruit with good volume and roundness, along with that unique peppery quality that zinfandel is known for.
-Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Pairs well with pasta puttanesca, pizza or grilled meats.

Price: $7.00 750ml

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2010 Painter Bridge Zinfandel

VINTAGE
Like many works of art, the 2010 Painter Bridge Zinfandel was designed with an eye towards good composition. The fruit for this wine comes from four Paso Robles Zinfandel blocks and is blended with a wonderfully soft and spicy Syrah, which offers fruit and length, and a bit of Petite Sirah for additional body and palate structure. Each lot of Zinfandel was fermented separately, extracting the nuances of the individual vineyard blocks and drawing out a supple texture. Painter Bridge Zinfandel is awash with the gorgeous red fruit characters of the Zinfandel grape, and has been stylized to accent the delicate fruit without overpowering it with too much oak.

Enjoy in its youth, or lay down for up to five years


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin:  Central Coast, Paso Robles
Composition: 90% Zinfandel, 9% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah
Harvest Dates: October 29th, 2010
Harvest Process: Hand-harvested, destemmed, then berry-sorted to remove overripe and underripe berries
Harvest Chemistries: 23.7° Brix, 3.44 pH, 0.57 g/100ml total acidity
Vinification:  
  Maturation: Tank for 6 months
Bottling Chemistries:
  pH: 3.51
  Total Acidity: 0.72
  Alcohol: 12.9% alcohol by volume
  Res. Sugar: 0.28 g/100ml

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2010 Painter Bridge Zinfandel shows great color density with youthful red hues. The aromas are of ripe red fruits, raspberry confection and black tea with white and black pepper spice. The palate delivers a fruity and plump, yet supple wine with characteristic spicy Zinfandel pepperiness.
-Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Enjoy with pasta puttanesca, pizza or grilled meats.

Price: $7.00 750ml

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2009 Painter Bridge Zinfandel

VARIETAL COMPOSITION

89% Zinfandel, 9% Valdiguié, 1% Petite Sirah

ZINFANDEL

The 2009 Painter Bridge Zinfandel comes from four Paso Robles Zinfandel blocks and is blended with a wonderfully soft and spicy Valdiguié for fruit and length. A bit of Petite Sirah was blended for additional body and palate structure. Each lot of Zinfandel was fermented separately, extracting the nuances of each individual vineyard block with an eye towards suppleness of texture before aging in Hungarian Oak.

The stylistic goal of Painter Bridge Zinfandel is to emphasize the tremendous red fruit characters of the Zinfandel grape without overpowering the delicacy of the fruit with oak.


Technical Data

Vintage: 2009

Origin:  Paso Robles

Total Acidity:  0.68

pH: 3.54

Alcohol:  13.0% alcohol by volume

Residual Sugar: 0.41 g/100ml

Maturation:  Tank for 6 months

Sizes:  750 ml


Winemaker's Comments

The 2009 Painter Bridge Zinfandel shows great color density with youthful red hues. The aromas are of ripe red fruits, raspberry confection and black tea with white and black pepper spice. The palate delivers a fruity, plump, yet supple wine with characteristic spicy Zinfandel pepperiness. Enjoy with pasta puttanesca, pizza or grilled meats.

Price: $7.00 750ml

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