The fruit underwent native yeast fermentation and pressed neutral puncheon. The result is a bright, high-toned expression of Zinfandel that shows granitic minerality and drinks more like a Cru Beaujolais than Zin – super delicious to enjoy with barbecue, picnic fare, and, at less than 12% abv, just about any time of day.
High elevation Zinfandel from the Rorick Heritage Vineyard just outside of Murphys. One hundred percent whole cluster, high acid, low Brix.
Picked September 17
Native yeast fermentation
Pressed September 28 to neutral puncheon
Bottled February 28, 2019