The fruit aromas are set against a spicy backdrop of cinnamon stick and Sichuan pepper.


Vibrant, juicy red raspberry pie unfurls on the palate, accented by the historic vineyard’s signature dusty earth overtones. Full-bodied and concentrated the textured mouthfeel is plush, finishing long.

Growing Conditions

This wine is 100% Zinfandel from our revered Monte Rosso Vineyard. Though yields are small, about 1.5 to 3 tons per acre, old gnarled vines produce exceptional fruit with deep concentration. Vintage 2017 saw steady winter rains giving way to a temperate spring. A warm summer followed, leading to an early Zinfandel harvest at Monte Rosso.


Our Gnarly Vine Zinfandel grapes were picked and sorted by hand.


They were then gravity fed into small, open top tanks for a two-day cold soak before primary fermentation. The wine was aged in a combination of French oak barrels (53% new) and American oak barrels (25% new) for a total of 16 months.