Picked on September 2nd 2017
18 Months - 25% New French Oak 75% Used French Oak
March 5th 2019
This 100+ year old vine Zin is a perennial Club Member favorite. The '17 is elegant and light on it's feet with hints of boldness on the mid palate and layers of tannin structure. Blackberry, pepper, and sweet tobacco on the nose. Black currant, dark cherries, leather and plum are present on the palate with a lingering spiciness and a touch of clove on the finish. The fresh acidity lends itself to food pairings from barbecue to wood fired pizza.
Sourced from Luvisi Vineyards, our Zinfandel is made from vines planted in 1908. The block that we source our Zinfandel grapes from is planted in a 7’ x 7’ grid, which is to spacing specifications for horse-farming (as opposed to modern day 13’ x 13’ grids which are to spacing specifications for tractors). After more than a century of growth, these vines have ultimately come into balance and truly reflect the terroir characteristics.