Fresh red fruit aromas of blood orange, sour cherry and cranberry, commingle with savoury cardamom and clove, hinting to the intriguing core to follow. On the palate, juicy red berries, rip pluot and rose hip preceded hints of laurel and lightly roasted coffee beans. Vivacious tannins and fresh acidity make for an elegant balance and lasting finish.
Our 34 acre vineyard, located above Calistoga, is the warmest of our five vineyards and is the sole source of our Zinfandel. Its northeast exposure catches the hot, late afternoon sun and combined with the vineyard's gravelly loam soil, creates the perfect spot to grow this varietal. All vineyards are farmed naturally without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and they are all certified organic.
Stainless steel fermentation, then 18 months in neutral french oak.