black cherry, molasses and spicy clove
Dark chocolate covered cherries, brown sugar, spicy nutmeg along with bright raspberry.
Heavy rains throughout the winter of 2010 lead to above average rainfall for the year. All the extra water in the soil encouraged vigorous green growth in the vineyards throughout the state. The vines grew like crazy making canopy management an essential part of maintaining quality clusters. With no rain pressuring us to pick the Zinfandel grapes from up in the Sierra Foothills, we let the fruit hang to get to optimal brix levels for making a port style wine. Clockspring vineyard is superbly positioned to get lots of heat during the day in order to achieve the necessary high brix to make a dessert style wine of this caliber. This vineyard is purported to be the 2nd oldest Zinfandel vineyard in California.
Bottle age before release: 60 months
Fermentation: Yeast- EC1118 @ 78-82F BBL age: 19 months 225 liter barrels Primary Coopers: Fouquet, Vicard, Demptos Barrel Type: 100% French oak
100% French oak