Varietal Composition: 94% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah
The Vineyard: Our Zinfandel vines are grown in thin, red mountaintop soils and produce grapes of exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Vintage: Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: Sept 26th to Oct 8th, 2013 Average brix: 26.9 pH: 3.60 TA: 0.65 g/100ml
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small open top fermenters, “cold-soaked” for three days to extract rich color, then fermented on the skins for two weeks. After fermentation, the wine was gently pressed out, settled, and racked into barrels.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (20% new).
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Concentrated blackberry and olallieberry
Palate: Rich, layered blackberry flavors, full mouthfeel and long fruit finish.
Bottling Date: December 15, 2014 Cases Produced: 630
Final Technical Info: pH: 3.74 TA: 0.54 g/100ml Alc: 15.4%