The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement either inland or seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshing cool, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity and flavor. Temperature is critical for development of fragrance, flavor and acidity – too little heat, and grapes rarely ripen, too much and the acidity, delicate and endearing qualities of the grape are lost. For Cypress Vineyards White Zinfandel, the daily cooling air from the Pacific moves directly from Monterey Bay and down the Monterey appellations of the Salinas Valley, creating a White Zinfandel with delicate raspberry, strawberry and watermelon aromas and flavors matched with a crisp acidity. Harvesting and pressing in the vineyard at night ensures the preservation of these bright fruit flavors.
Varietal Composition: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Gewurztraminer
Total Acidity: 0.72 g/100ml
Alcohol: 11.78% alcohol by volume
Residual Sugar: 1.89 g/100ml
The 2010 Cypress Vineyards White Zinfandel has a vibrant pink color and bright aromas of fresh strawberries, lychee, watermelon and cotton candy. It is deliciously refreshing in its style, with strawberry and melon fruit flavors, crisp acidity and a hint of spritz to balance its delicate touch of sweetness. Enjoy with barbecued chicken or salmon, or as an ideal picnic wine.