This delicate Zinfandel begins with a blooming bouquet of rose petal, mandarin orange, and clove. Juicy, ripe tannins then spring forth with notes of blueberry, rhubarb, and tart cherry that meld into a bright, white pepper finish.
Paso Robles, Willow Creek District
9/26/2016 - 10/2/2016
24.9 Brix at Harvest
75% Kiler Grove Vineyard, 25% Pelletiere Vineyard
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 Oak