Ruby red in color, our 2018 Zinfandel features notes of raspberry preserves, bramble berry, and red currant. The fruity palate is followed by deliciously rich chocolate covered cherry and coffee flavors. Light toasted notes interlace with a streak of minerality for a deliciously long finish.
February saw abundant rains, followed by lots of filtered light in spring and early summer. Both bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cooler marine influences, virtually uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The relatively mild summer followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat created near-ideal conditions for winemakers to allow their fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.