2019 Zinfandel

2019 saw a wet spring after a delightfully wet winter, and vines responded with abundant growth. Managing canopies in the vineyard for air flow and breaking out our trusty sorting table on the crushpad were crucial to keeping the clusters pristine and botrytis-free going into their tanks. These efforts paid off in a focused, energetic zinfandel that shows great purity of fruit and hints at this complex grapes elusive savory side. Aromatically alive with intense red and dark berry notes (some ripe, some less so), accented by cedar, dried tobacco leaf and some dark pepper. A burst of blood orange flavor arrives to complement the same aromatic notes on the palate, building to a quenching, mineral finish. This years blend is anchored by vines planted in 1910 and 1940, alchemically transformed to a wine that rewards both contemplation and outright hedonistic enjoyment. -GH

Grapes are certified organic (CCOF).
Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of
commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria

94% Zinfandel, 6% Mataro
14.5% Alcohol
TA: 5.8 g/L
pH: 3.60

Aged 20 months in barrel, with 5-10% new oak

Bottling Date: 5/10/2021
Release Date: 10/05/2021
Cases Produced: 830
Aging Potential: 5-8 years from vintage


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