Blend: 88% Zinfandel, 12% Tempranillo
Vineyard: 100% estate – willow creek district, paso robles
Fermentation: five-day cold soak with daily foot treading. fermented with 20% whole clusters. daily delestages early on, later moving to pump-overs. 2-week total maceration.
Copperage & Elevage: aged for 15 months in 500l hungarian oak barrels: 50% new, 50% used. bottled unfiltered.
Alc: 15.0 | pH: 3.69 | TA: 5.5 g/l
Bottling Date: december 19, 2018
Cases Produced: 269 cases produced
The expressive nose contains both savory and fruity elements – mixing cranberry, Bing cherry, and boysenberry with black licorice, hoisin, and forest floor. The palate is loaded with flavors of blackberry, Schezwan peppercorn, and orange peel. The finish starts velvety, but a subtle grip suggests there’s a long life ahead for this powerful wine.
Copperage & Elevage: Cooperage
Alc: 1 | pH: 2 | TA: 3
Bottling Date: December 2017
Cases Produced: 123