This wine is a blend of vineyards spanning the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley.
The 2015 Vintage was extraordinary for a number of reasons. Four years into a drought, vine stress among these old head trained vines was intense. The vintage was early and compact with more even-ripening than is typical for the variety. This provided us with tremendously fresh, healthy and concentrated fruit- leaving us with blessed with little to do in the cellar.
HARVEST DATES: August 29th -September 12th
VINEYARDS: Gore, El Diablo, Sommer, Ponzo
5% Petite Sirah, 95% Zinfandel; 10% Whole Cluster fementation using native yeast; aged for 11 months in 10% new, 90% neutral French oak barrique