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Brash 2011
Zinfandel 62%, Petite Sirah 21%, Tempranillo 17%

Brash 2011

Brash is absolutely singing right out of the bottle. Immediately upon pouring, the bowl of your wine glass is filled with the expressive, uplifted fruit that is such a hallmark of ONX Estate’s Zinfandel. The wine presents core aromas of fresh berry fruits, Smyrna figs, and orange zest. On your palate, you’ll be greeted with all the best flavors of dessert in the country side… homemade vanilla bean ice cream, fresh raspberries, spice cake, and root beer. As the flavors settle, the effects of the addition of Petit Sirah and Tempranillo to the blend will become apparent. Brash offers a generous, supple, fully rounded mid-palate and saves enough structure to present a smooth finish that goes on and on and on. True to its name, Brash demonstrates all the best exuberant and exciting characteristics of youthful moxie!

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Wine Specs
Templeton Gap
Vineyard Designation
ONX Estate
6.1 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Ripe with spirit, and generous with its attentions. Informed attitude for those who like a little sass on the side.
Vineyard Notes
The 2011 winter was wet, wet, wet, with close to double the average rainfall at approximately 30”. Two significant frost events zapped our estate early on, but our vines’ secondary buds came through in spades. Though this secondary growth was a lot of work to manage, and ultimately led to many (many) extra passes in the vineyard (suckering new growth, positioning shoots, cutting unwanted positions, etc), it also led to lower yields and high quality. There may have been less fruit than usual, but it was lean, mean, focused, and... delicious!
Production Notes
Fermented in a combination of 1-ton open top tanks and ½-ton open top French oak puncheons following a five day cold soak. Lots were punched-down by hand 2-3 times daily, with fermentation lasting 7-10 days. Lots were pressed off the skins after a total of 15-21 days of skin contact time. Aging 17 months post fermentation in a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques (~30% new oak).
Winemaker Notes
Zinfandel 62%, Petite Sirah 21%, Tempranillo 17%

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