Old Vine Zinfandel 2007
REGION – Buchignani/Garcia Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley.
100% Zinfandel made from 120 year old vines
We’ve been making Zinfandel wine from the same old vines for 30 years and it’s been quite a ride. We’ve learned more from making this Zin than any other wine. The old vines don’t ripen evenly, the grapes lack enough nutrient for the yeast, the alcohol production is high and the fermentation wants to stop or stick before all the sugar is converted. These challenges have caused us to learn new techniques and hone the old ones. We’ve taken the things we’ve learned and applied them to our other wines, making them more balanced, better tasting, and more intriguing.
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