Deep raspberry and plum aromas with a touch of herbaceous characters combine with a slight chocolate 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- 92% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah
Vineyards- Rorick Heritage, Roland Rosario & Shake Ridge Ranch
Aging/Cooperage- 16 months in 20% new American, 80% neutral
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. 977 cases were made.