85% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah and 3% Carignano primarily estate-grown from the Home Ranch, River Road, Lone Oak and San Lorenzo vineyards in Alexander Valley, and the Cortina vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, located in the Sonoma Country winegrowing region of California.
During fermentation the must was divided into 3 parts. 20% of the grapes were punched-down by hand in small open-top fermenters, 60% went under pump-over fermentation in closed-top stainless steel tanks with delestage and the remaining 20% was fermented in stainless steel rotary-tank. Fermentation on the skins lasted 7-12 days. Barrel aged for 9 months in 60% American oak (12% new) and the rest neutral French and Hungarian oak.
Full of the spicy, lush black fruit of the Alexander Valley. Wild raspberry and blackberry flavours emerge on the palate along with the structure of the cooler Dry Creek Valley. Balanced and elegant.
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