(From 2011 Vintage) Named after my dad, this 55-year old vineyard is five acres in size and has a very special place in my heart. Located on a rocky hillside bench on the eastern side of Dry Creek, it’s the place I used to play as a child, and where my son Adam was first introduced to viticulture. The selection of Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah grown in Gino’s Vineyard represents a traditional field blend my Father made each year.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines10% Carignane; 5% Petite Sirah. If not quite keenly fruity, this ripe, chocolate-tinged Zin is long on richness with elements of jammy sweetness balanced by good acidity and a generous dose of oak enriching the mix. Showing a touch of development and fairly accessible now, it needs no further age but will keep for a few years in the cellar.