From the same 109 year-old vineyard as our Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, the grapes for this wine were picked on October 18th at 23 brix. A long cold soak, frequent punch-downs, and 35 days on the skins were just a few of the techniques we used to extract everything the grapes had to offer. We found that the inclusion of 19% zinfandel enhanced both mouthfeel and body.
Very dark and very brooding, this wine shows a deep core of blackberry fruit highlighted by notes of white pepper, earth, and flowers. It should be at its best 3 to 5 years from the vintage date. (MRO - 11/17/99)