2008 Late Harvest Zinfandel
~~This is our 2nd release of this Late Harvest 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.
We hand-picked 1/2 ton
Average Sugar: 30 BRIX
Acidity: .50 g/100ml
FERMENTATION AND AGING:
This Zinfandel was fermented in a 4X4 bin for 10 days, pressed using a membrane press, and stored in 59-gallon French Oak barrel for 24 months.
The nose on this plumby Zinfandel is of blackberry cassis. The sugar and the acid are in perfect balance for enjoyable after dinner drinking.
Appellation: Red Hills Estate, Lake County
Elevation: 2300 feet
Harvested: October 10, 2008
Cooperage: French & American Oak Barrels
Bottled: December, 2010
Released: February, 2013
Cases Produced: 25 cases