Wines

2018 Zindandel - DCV

$38.00

2018 Zindandel - DCV

Winemaker Notes


Our 2018 Dry Creek offering originates from 4 distinct vineyard sites. The largest portion, 60%, is grown by the owner’s nephew on the eastern bench of Dry Creek Valley. 19% is from Ray Teldeschi’s 105 year-old head pruned vines. 12% is from 130+ year old dry farmed vines in the Oakley area, and the remaining portion is Petite Sirah from our Estate in Southern Dry Creek.

All lots were hand-picked and sorted. The clusters were then 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel after 5-day cold soaks. During alcoholic fermentation, the wine was either pumped over or punched down 2-3 times per day. Following fermentation, the wines were aged separately in 1/3 new French oak for 18 months before being blended and bottled on July 8th, 2020.

Tasting Notes


Juicy, fruit forward aromas and flavors highlight this precise and remarkable vintage of Zinfandel. Blackberry pie, white pepper, plum, and vanilla bring a depth and interest to the wine. Appropriately structured, this offering can be aged for up to 7 years.

Statistics


Blend

91% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah

Winemaker

Jeremy Kreck

Harvest Dates

September 10th, 2018
September 25th, 2018
October 16th, 2018
November 2nd, 2018

Technical Data

Ave. Brix at harvest: 24.8
pH at bottling: 3.68
TA at bottling: 6.2 g/L
Cases Produced: 249 12/750ml