2005 Oriel Hugo

Russian River Valley, USA

Name Story

Hugo is the dominant soil in redwood regions such as Russian River Valley. As it weathers, this soil changes color, from grey to yellow to brown and finally red with old age.


Dan Goldfield

Vineyards | Winemaking

Deep alluvial soils on the cool east side of the Russian River. Open top fermentation. Aged for 11 months in French oak (30% new).


100% Zinfandel. Picked: October 20–31, 2005.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Rich black cherry, lush wild berry and brambles. Taste: Bursts of black cherry followed by a touch of nutmeg and a sweet, candied finish.

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Bottle: 750ml