Not just Old Vines, but Ancient Vines!
This vineyard was planted in 1896. It had been given up for dead, left overgrown and neglected for 20 years when we bought this property in 1996. We saved and resurrected a multi-acre parcel at the foot of the slope, and in 1998 it set enough grapes to make 3 barrels!
The age of the vines is not the best part. They have the wonderful brambly, old vine character but the very best part is the balance of this wine. Perfect character -- bright, juicy red raspberry mixed with a smoky plum and that great old vine spice, ripe but never over ripe. Lively and fresh a Zinfandel that delights and enhances the meal and is itself highlighted by the food. Full-bodied but not heavy, lush and simply delicious!
Wine Advocate(2007 Vintage)