2016 Estate Vineyard Zinfandel

Tasting Notes

Our Estate Vineyard brings bright fresh berry, vanilla, and cinnamon to the palate, complementing the dusty tannin structure and fresh acidity. Ageing this wine in Burgundian barrels accentuates its broad, rich mouthfeel. Our Estate Zinfandel brings consistently focused, lush flavors that will appeal to a wide range of palates, making it the wine to take with you anywhere

Production Notes

233 cases

Winemaker Notes

Our Estate Vineyard was planted in 1990 to 1.5 acres of light-loam, well-drained soil that slopes down toward Lambert Bridge Road. The vines have no trellising, but are instead head trained, the same technique used by Italian immigrants over 100 years ago. Jessica prunes these vines by hand, to get them just right for the following vintage. We later drop excess fruit to reduce the yield to about two tons per acre. Lowering the fruit level while keeping leaf and fruit development in balance, focuses the vines’ finite energy on the remaining fruit and concentrates its flavors. All of the care and attention devoted to our vines, shines through in this lovely bottle of wine.

Cooperage Notes

Ten months in two thirds French oak, one third American oak, one third new

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AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalZinfandel
Alcohol14.80%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2017-08-14
Drinkablenow and for 5-7 years from vintage
Harvest Date2016-09-16
Harvest Brix24.9°
ph Level3.86