The Zinfandel is from two mountain-top blocks (DuPratt and Primitivo clones) that produce extremely concentrated fruit, and the Syrah is from our benchland block (Estrella River clone) which produces rich full Syrah flavor.
Moderate temperatures with no appreciable rainfall throughout the ripening season allowed the grapes to fully develop exceptionally concentrated flavors.
Harvest: Sept 11th to 20th, 2017
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (15% new).
Bottling Date: June 18, 2019
Production: Cases Produced: 182
Color: Dark ruby
Aromas: Dark blackberry, ripe plum, with spice and vanilla notes
Palate: Concentrated blackberry and plum flavors, rich mouthfeel and long blackberry finish.
Wine Type: Estate Red Blend
Varietal: 52% Syrah, 48% Zinfandel
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Estate
Acid: 0.67 g/100ml
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