D Block Zinfandel
91 Points Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast
SILVER MEDAL - SUNSET Magazine Int'l Wine Comp.
Silver Medal San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
93 Points Vinous-Josh Raynolds
Intense clove, allspice, and tobacco. Ripe red raspberries and red currants. Bright and acidic, with cinnamon, cedar, and cassis. Fine tannins and a lingering finish with hints of cacao, bay leaf, and orange peel.
Paso Robles, Adelaida District
100% Mustang Springs
24.9 Brix at Harvest
68 cases produced
100% Mustang Springs Ranch, 100% Davis Block - single block
D Block is a special project wherein 18 different clones of zinfandel are planted in a random block format, replicating UC Davis’s heritage block of zinfandel. All 18 clones are harvested together, and the berries are gently removed from stems prior to being fermented in new French oak barrels. Gentle punch downs throughout fermentation allow for the extraction of color and tannins. Once pressed, the resulting wine was returned to the same barrels in which it was fermented to age for 18 months.