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2012 Toucan Wines Reserve Cuvee

Estate Zinfandel, Carignane & Estate Petite Sirah

 

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Our 2012 Reserve Cuvee is our blend of Estate Zinfandel, Old Vine Carignane, and our Estate Petite Sirah. I held back, or reserved, the majority of our Estate Zinfandel in 2012 as the backbone for this blend. I added Old Vine Carignane, from the Evangelho Vineyard, and Estate Petite Sirah until I felt we had found a perfect balance.

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2012 Toucan Wines Estate Zinfandel

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & 10% Petite Sirah

 

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Our 2012 Estate Zinfandel is a perfect example of the fruit our vineyard is capable of producing.  A complex wine with brighter cherry-raspberry initially, and followed by a riper profile of rich berry and seductive oak. Balanced and build to last, like our 2005 and 2007, this wine is food ready and will develop for many years in the bottle. Drink 2015 - 2022

 

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2012 Toucan Wines Old-Vine Carignane

Evangelho Vineyard

 

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This vintage yielded a crop with slightly lower sugar levels (25.5 Brix) that resulted in a wine that reached 14.8% alcohol instead of the usual 15.9 or 16% as with our 2008, 2010, and 2011. This reduction is by no means a reflection of lesser quality or less forwardness the 2012 vintage is another perfect example of the fine fruit grown in this very old vineyard, very balanced and in some ways more complex than earlier vintages.

 

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2013 Toucan Wines Old-Vine Carignane Dessert Wine

Evangelho Vineyard

 

The 2013 Carignane Dessert Wine is a stunning example from the 1890 planting of Carignane in the Evangelho Vineyard. We produced one barrel of this beautiful wine and allowed it to age in new oak for 26 months.

 

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2011 Old-Vine Carignane

Evangelho Vineyard

Contra Costa County

The 2011 Old Vine Carignane is our forth release from this beautiful vineyard originally planted in 1890. Our Evangelho grown fruit was the last harvested from the vineyard in 2011. This last harvested fruit assures us the ripest possible conditions from the choicest sweet spot in this amazing vineyard. We traveled to the vineyard, the morning of September 28th and returned with 8 full bins of amazing Carignane fruit.

 

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2010 Old-Vine Carignane

Evangelho Vineyard

Contra Costa County

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Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah

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2009 Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah

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2010 Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah

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2012 Estate Toucanet

Mutage d' esprit - Sweet Dessert Wine

Toucan Vineyard, Zinfandel & Petite Sirah

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