2018 Mounts Old Vine Zinfandel Estate Grown
Rich, dark berry fruit fills your nose and teases you with baking spices, earth, and toast. The balanced, yet deep red to black fruit flavors will comfort you as well as delight your palate. It is not overdone or flashy. This wine sings with terroir driven personality, a lusciousness only one can expect from 50 plus year old vines.
Zinfandel head trained vines averaging 50 years old.
Whole berry destemming, 4 - 5 day cold soak, punchdowns 3 times per day. Native yeast fermentation in small, open top, one ton fermenters. Total skin contact 14 days. Barrel aged 17 months in 40% new French oak Puncheon barrel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Pairs beautifully with barbequed red meats, meat lovers pizza, beef ragout, or a flourless dark chocolate cake with raspberry glaze.
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||Dry Creek Valley
||September 14, 2018 through October 18, 2018
Barrel aged 17 months 40% new French oak Puncheon.
||3 to 5 years