82% Zinfandel, 18% Merlot
Vibrantly colored, with a soft, round entry and a long, lingering finish. Beautifully lifted aromas of ripe wild strawberries and citrus flowers, with subtle minerality and a luxurious hint of crème fraiche. The flavors are filled with juicy wild berry notes and crisp citrus zest, all supported by fresh, focused acidity.
The 2012 growing season offered near-perfect growing conditions; though budbreak was late due to heavy spring rains, warm weather during bloom allowed the vines to set a large crop. Increased yields were the result of more berries, not larger berries, which translated into even higher quality in the winery, as the skin-to-juice ratio remained ideal. Slightly cooler-than-average post-veraison weather and a lack of any heat events allowed for greatly extended hang time. Harvest was 2-3 weeks later than average, and the grapes arrived at the winery in pristine condition.
Release: April 2013