Paso Robles, Adelaida District
25.4 Brix at Harvest
16 months in 30% new French Oak
In French Oak barrels with heads removed
93pts & Editor's Choice — Wine Enthusiast; 94pts — Blue Lifestyle
less than 25 cases produced
Harvested at optimum ripeness. Picked all Davis Block clones at the same time. Cluster sorted prior to destemming, whole berry destemmed and berry sorted post destemming. Fermented in French Oak barrels with heads removed, 3-5 day cold soak, 14-21 day maceration time. Punched down 1-3x daily, pressed at dryness in small basket press, malolactic fermentation completed in barrel, aged for 16 months in 30% New French Oak.
100% Mustang Springs Ranch, 100% Davis Block
18 different clones (DNA Unique) sourced from 18 sites with a minimum vine age of 100 years old. Planted in 2011 on a 9x6 spacing.
6 Sonoma County, 4 Mendocino County, 3 SLO County, 2 Napa County, 1 Amador County, 1 Alameda County, and 1 Bari, Italy.
Collaboration between Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) and UC Davis to preserve these Heritage Zinfandel Clones.