Deep raspberry and plum aromas with a touch of herbaceous characters combine with a slight choclate aroma. The flavors mirror the raspberries and add a spicy component of nutmeg. This juicy Zinfandel finishes firm and fruity with lingering dark berry flavors and a peppery spiciness.
Varietals- 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah
Vineyards- Rorick Heritage Vineyard, Roland Rosario Vineyard and Shake Ridge Ranch Vineyard
Aging/Cooperage- 18 months
Production- The grapes were hand-picked and gently crushed into small bins for fermentation. Yeast was added to these lots and the grapes fermented with only a small amount of nutrients added to assist the fermentation. The lots were blended together after 6 months and then put back down to barrel for the remaining 12 months of aging.
Scott's Notes- This juicy blend of three different Foothill Zinfandel vineyards is a classic example of what the Sierra Foothills climate and soils can produce.