Our cold climate Zinfandel retains a briary sense of aromas, dried cranberries, dark berries, black pepper, cassis, and sweet spice. Rich and intense with remarkable flavors that are pure and balanced, creating energy in the palate, the pleasant acidity and the soft tannins give extra length to the finish.
This was a cooler year with abundant rain in February followed by endless sunny days which produced bud break in the first and second week of March. The mild temperatures allowed for slow ripening - perhaps the longest duration we’ve had in a long time. This factor helped encourage even cluster development, strong yields, complex flavors, high acidity and excellent quality that will help contribute to the longevity of this vintage.