Dark fruit, violets, blueberry, plum and toasted oak


Blackberries, white pepper, sweet vanilla. Raspberry and toasted oak finish


2020 – that might be enough said! Everything about this year has been unforeseeable.Luckily the grapes were somewhat immune. Spring was on time with very little threat or
damage from frost followed by a long and moderate growing season. We did get a hot
spell that reduced the grapes on the vine and some areas struggled. Worse were the fires that caused smoke to hang in the air for days. We were extremely worried about a
potentially memorable vintage ruined by smoke taint. We tested everything and areconfident we dodged a bullet. Whew! Look forward to full bodied reds and aromatic whites.


Bottled February 15, 2022


What sets this Zinfandel apart from the rest is a focused taste across the vintage, looking for estate Zinfandel lots displaying the greatest amount of richness, aroma/flavor intensity and complexity. The process often entails blending lots to their
best advantage. The inclusion of Petite Sirah to the blend furthers the goal of complexity and adds welcome structure. Ageing in small American oak barrels for 12 months elevates aroma and flavor intensity.


American Oak Aged for 12 months


Dark red and purple

Food Pairing

This wine is dry, yet fruity; great for late afternoon grilling of your favorite red meat or salmon.