Bing cherry, strawberry preserves, red plum, cranberry and lychee.
This is the most Pinot Noir – like Zinfandel we make. It is light bodied with bright, fresh red fruit profiles of Bing cherry, strawberry preserves, red plum, cranberry and lychee. It has a punch of acidity which makes for a long mouthwatering finish and guarantees long ageing potential.
A long, warm summer and mild finish to the season. The beginning of the 2019 growing season was defined by copious rainfall and late soil moisture. The season saw very few extreme heat events, with foggy mornings setting the stage for vibrant and expressive wines. The long, relatively mild finish to the season, not without its moments of unpredictability, helped to preserve freshness and finesse in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure and soft tannins. Volume is looking to be about average to a little less than average. All in all, exceptional fruit with bright acidity and ample texture promises an amazing vintage.
The fruit was hand-sorted first in the field then again at the winery. Open-top fermentation and punched down three times per day. Pressed to Burgundian oak – 25% new. Aged 14 months.
The wine was aged in Burgundy oak barrels for fourteen months.