89 Points Wine Enthusiast
91 pts WINE & SPIRITS Magazine
Vanilla, Christmas spice, caramel, and plum dominate the nose. Elegant but structured. Dried Fruits, tea and cassis aromas. Grippy and lengthy finish.
Paso Robles, Adelaida District
Mustang Springs Ranch, Especial Block
24.7-25.0 Brix at Harvest
299 cases produced
100% Dusi clone Zinfandel
100% Mustang Springs Ranch - Especial Block and Nancy's View Zinfandel - 35% dry farmed, 65% irrigated
This wine is a combination of 65% Especial Block Zinfandel and 35% Nancy's View Zinfandel. Both blocks are planted with the Dusi clone of Zinfandel and are adjacent to one another on Mustang Springs Ranch. Nancy's view is a 12 x 12 dry-farmed hillside, while the Especial Block is one of our oldest trellised and irrigated blocks on the ranch. Both blocks were harvested and fermented separately as the reached optimal ripeness. Healthy fermentations were followed by pressing and aging for 18 months in 100% American oak barrels, 30% which are new wood.