The Slope

Slope

v. 2018
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At the Slope, the Zena Crown Vineyard shifts to face primarily south, encouraging perfect ripeness and maximum phenolic development. Symbolizing a dark winter’s night, Slope exhibits aromas of blueberry cobbler, wet concrete, lavender, and root beer with flavors of braised meat, rose petal, and rhubarb. The wine has incredible polish with good tannin that is backed by fresh acidity. A Pinot that reminds Winemaker, Shane Moore, of flying first class to Europe, happily, enthusiastically, and unashamedly listening to and singing along with cliché music.

2017 vintage awarded Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2021

Blocks

ZW6, ZE5

Clones

667

Direction

S, SW

Soil

Witzel, Jory, Helmick

Vine Age

13 years

Elevation

450-600 ft

Rootstock

Riparia Gloire

Trellising

VSP

Harvest Date

9.29-10.3 2018

Brix

24-25

Alcohol

14.2% by vol

PH

3.51

Aged

15 months French oak, 53% new; M Toast

TA

5.4 g/L

Descriptors

Enthusiastic, Luxurious, Lively & Spherical

Culture

So good it makes you feel classy in a endorphin releasing melt into the floor sort of way. Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane

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