Old-vine Dry Creek/Russian River wonder zin. Spicy, peppery, briary.
|Article number:||Old-vine Dry Creek/Russian River wonder zin. Spicy, peppery, briary.|
Grape variety: 96% Zinfandel, 4% Syrah, Grenache & Cinsault
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Russian River Valley AVAs
Average Vine Age: 40-100 years
Farming practices: Hand harvested, hand sorted and gently destemmed before fermentation. Purchased fruit.
Vinification: In the cellar, a short cold soak was followed by primary fermentation in small lots using a combination of open and closed top tanks. The berries were kept in tact to capture the buoyant fruit profile.
Aging: Barreled down for malolactic and aging for 15 months in French oak, 15% of which was new.