~~This is our 11th release of this Zinfandel harvested from vines planted on our estate in 1997. We have 19 acres planted on St. George rootstock with the spacing of 6’ X 8’ Upright Globe system of head training and spur pruning. The shiny, black obsidian, which is an outcropping from the volcanic red soils, is evident on a moonlit night when the cougars are on the prey.
The nose on this Zinfandel has blackberry and intense oak aromas. The rich, full-bodied mouth-feel is accompanied by flavor of berries and dark chocolate, followed by a long finish. It is excellent with braised short ribs and lamb.
Appellation: Red Hills Estate, Lake County
Elevation: 2300 feet
Harvested: October 7, 2010
Cooperage: French & American Oak Barrels
Bottled: June 11, 2012
Released: September 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 507 cases
We hand-picked 7.049 tons
Average Sugar: 29.2 BRIX
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
~~~~This Zinfandel was fermented in 4X4 bins for 10 days, pressed using a membrane press, and aged in 50% new American Oak barrels for 18 months.
Awards for all vintages of this wine