Beautiful aromatics of raspberries and black pepper spice; old school style so typical of these Santa Cruz Mountains.
Hints of vanilla from the American and Hungarian oak. Hints of cranberry and pomegranate linger on the finish with the opulent raspberry fruit. Balanced acidity and soft tannins help to create a succulent mouth-feel, and will allow this wine to age for many years to come.
Our Estate Zinfandel vineyard was planted in 1910. It was expanded, and missing vines replanted in 1976. It is a beautiful example of the classic old-vine, head pruned, dry farmed Zinfandel vineyard, and one of the few that have survived in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Because this is an extremely cool site for Zinfandel, combined with the fact that Zinfandel tends to ripen unevenly, it is important to get our fruit as ripe as possible. Judicious fruit thinning and leaf pulling helped us get to optimum ripeness levels.