93 POINTS Gold Medal - Sommelier Challenge, 2019
91 POINTS The Tasting Panel, 2020
90 POINTS Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2019
Sierra Foothills, California
Grape: Old vine Zinfandel
Vineyards: The Sierra Foothills, nestled against the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California, is renowned for producing California's finest Zinfandels, some of them crafted from 19th-century vines. This organically farmed old vine vineyard is planted on hillsides with soils of sandy clay loam derived from decomposed granite. The warm days and cool evening breezes from the Sierra Mountains promote full ripening of the grapes and a balanced acidity, leading to robust, intensely flavored wines.
Tasting Notes: This bold, full-bodied Old Vine Zinfandel has an intense fruit core of blackberry and blueberry, complemented by hints of spice and sweet oak that adds to its complexity. The old vines impart lush tannins that are balanced by lively acidity, hallmarks of the Sierra Foothills