Nose

Fresh zest in the nose.

Palate

Intensely varietal, with dark cherry and blackberry flavors that develop intense complexity, there is also deftly applied oak that lends a trim of sweet spice. Rich fruit flavors of raspberry and red plum. Delicious now, but balanced to age.

Growing Conditions

This impressive Dry Creek old-vine Zin is intensely varietal. These dry-farmed vines have struggled over the years due to shallow soils of only 18-20 inches and an impenetrable layer of rock below, conditions which have naturally balanced the vines, so they never overproduce. Although the yields per acre from these gnarly, head-pruned old vines are minuscule, the resulting wines are works of art. The Ramazzottis deliver ultra-ripe Zinfandel grapes to us each vintage, which are perfect for our maximum extraction winemaking techniques.

Food Pairing

Pair with smoked meats or your summer BBQ's.