Nose

Our 2017 Zinfandel showcases beautiful notes of fresh raspberry and wild blackberry bramble with distinct hints of graham cracker pie crust and white pepper.

Palate

The palate offers rich fruit concentration which harmonizes with the mid-palate acidity providing balance and vibrancy to the wine and a long pleasing finish.

Growing Conditions

Luvisi Vineyard - 100% Old Vine Zinfandel Beyond the fires, 2017 was an extremely rewarding year for winemaking. From increased rainfall in the winter to a dramatic heat spike in August, the weather brought challenges, but careful and attentive farming was rewarded with wonderful results in the cellar. The Luvisi vineyard is blessed with a wonderful and dedicated vineyard team, so our fruit came in looking gorgeous during the 3rd week in September.

Harvest

2017 will always be defined by the fires that began in Napa and Sonoma in the midst of harvest on October 8th, 2017. The winery and our team were thankfully spared from any direct damage to property and homes; however three of our vineyard sites had yet to be picked in the affected areas.

Winemaking

Once picked and fermentation began, we assessed the resulting wines from those sites and while an unfortunate loss, it was an easy decision to make to declassify and remove them from consideration. - 10 Barrels Produced

Aging

Aged for 18 months in French and American oak, 30% new

Food Pairing

Enjoy with a moderate decant.