Made with fruit grown entirely in the Dry Creek Valley appellation, where the combination of climate and location produces excellent Zinfandel fruit with intensely concentrated flavor. Half of the fruit was crushed whole, and the must (seeds and skins) was fermented in open-top fermentors for maximum color extraction and flavor enhancement.
With this wine, we enjoyed using a combination of French and American oak barrels because we have a very good American oak supplier whose barrels impart a rich mocha-espresso nuance that really blends well with our wine. Our 2011 Zinfandel offers texture and body plus an exotic perfume of marion berries, cherry liqueur and anise. Sweet, juicy impressions of plums and mixed berries mingle with notes of chocolate and nutmeg. You’ll also detect a hint of sandalwood.