2011 Zinfandel- Estate Vineyard   

Beautiful aromatics of raspberries with a hint of peppermint.  There is a slight eathy note that mingles wonderfully with a blackberry undertone.  Black pepper spice and vanilla are subtle characters that come through on the finish once the explosive fruitiness dissipates.

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.

 

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Vintage:

2011

Varietal:

Zinfandel

Winemaker:

Tony Craig

Appellation:

Santa Cruz Mountains

Vineyards:

Estate Vineyard

Barrel Aging:

24 months

Cooperage:

20% new Hungarian and American Oak

Cases Produced:

160

Release Date:

December 2013

Composition:

100% Zinfandel

Residual Sugar:

.01

Acidity:

.78

Alcohol:

14.9