Black plum , blackberry, cinnamon stick, star anise. Makes the meal.
|Black plum , blackberry, cinnamon stick, star anise. Makes the meal.
Grape variety: Zinfandel
Appellation: Contra Costa County
Soil: Very sandy loam soils under the "Delhi" classification which is considered to have the lowest amount of organic material and with the highest content of sand than any other soil classification on the planet
Average Vine Age: 130 years
Farming practices: Dry-farmed, sustainably grown, hand-harvested fruit.
Vinification: a blend of rosé and red wine with each component fermented in stainless steel tanks. The rosé portion is a blend of predominantly Zinfandel with some Carignane that had an average of 22 hours of skin contact before a 42-day fermentation. The red wine came from Carignane that fermented on its skins for 31 days and Petite Sirah which underwent shorter, 15-day fermentation on the skins.
Aging: 4 months in stainless steel prior to bottling (without fining).