77% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 2% Barbera, 1% Mourvèdre, 1% Malbec, 1% Montepulciano. Certified Organic, practicing Biodynamic (Demeter certified until recently).
Zinfandel is a true American original. This Dry Creek Zinfandel captures everything we have learned farming our estate ranches and working with like-minded growers for decades, and all that we love in a plush, balanced, savory red wine. This wine showcases Zinfandel's allure, complexity, and incredible versatility.
Phased picking is a signature practice so that we capture a broad scope of flavors at different maturity levels - 23 to 26+ Brix brings in red flavors with notes of pepper, while higher sugar levels highlight deep purple fruit like boysenberry and blackberry. Other varietals punctuate our flavor "spice box." After gently destemming and a 3-5 day cold soak, a combination of open- and closed-top fermenters, each chosen to suit the individual lot's profile, were used. Natural malolactic fermentation occurred while the new wine aged in different size barrels. 10 months; 15% new cooperage split evenly between long air-dried French and American oak; the remainder mix of older French, American, and Hungarian barrels.
Notes of blackberry, boysenberry, and raspberry preserves. Spicy notes of clove, dried sage, black pepper, and fennel. Well-structured with refreshing acidity and a velvety finish. The perfect Grill or BBQ pairing, this wine also pairs beautifully with Beef (steak or burgers), Lamb, Pasta with Red/Meat Sauce, Grilled or Roasted Chicken, Smoked Meats, Game, Poultry, and any dishes with fruit sauces.