96% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah
Lightly toasted vanilla on the nose with hints of sage and coffee. Juicy fruit notes of black cherry, blueberry, plum meld with rhubarb.
"Concentrated cola, dark cherry, tree bark and wet-gravel aromas make for a very focused and intense nose in this bottling. The palate is hearty and full of blackberry and black plum fruit, with more complex char and tar flavors. Quite layered and compelling" - M.K. Wine Enthusiast
8/29/15 - 10/8/15
24.9-26.2 Brix at Harvest
501 cases produced
Harvested at optimum ripeness. Cluster sorted prior to destemming, whole berry destemmed and berry sorted post destemming fermented in small open top fermenters, 3-5 cold soak, 14-21 day maceration time, punched down 1-3 x daily, pressed at dryness in small basket presses, ML fermentation completed in barrel, aged for 16 months in 30% New French, Hungarian and American Oak
54% Mustang Springs Ranch, 46% Clevenger