Fruit for our Zinfandel comes from five distinct blocks on the property, with plantings ranging in age from 21 to 112 years old. In 2021, the standout batch of wine came from a mixed block of 80 and 40 year old dry-farmed vines right out at the corner of the property next to the guest house. On an alluvial bench elevated from the creek, the soils here are a beautifully structured loam which has kept these older beauties thriving for so many years, and helps produce a balanced zin with brambly berry flavor and plenty of acidity. In 2021 it forms the core of the Zinfandel bottling, at about 40% of the wine.
Vibrant and layered, the 2021 Preston Zinfandel shows briary, dark-red-berry fruit on the nose, with notes of plum, mocha powder, and peppercorn. The palate is deliciously lengthened by the addition of 8% Mataro (Mourvedre), which accentuates the plum flavor as well. Ripe red raspberry, tobacco and a signature note of blood orange show before the arrival of dusty Dry Creek tannins and a richly structured finish. -GH
Grapes are certified organic (CCOF).
Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of
commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria
92% Zinfandel, 8% Mataro
TA: 5.8 g/L
Bottling Date: 2/15/23
Release Date: 6/1/23
Aging Potential: 5-8 years from vintage
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