Aged for 18 months in 25% new French oak barrels and 75% neutral French oak barrels; Bottled unfiltered
Our 100% Zinfandel offers aromas of soft, toasty nuances combined with hints of white pepper.
Sourced from the Bailey Ranch Vineyard in the Adelaida District this 20+ year old vineyard is located on the west side of Paso Robles. These vines are planted in Linne-Calodo soils, dry farmed, head trained and certified organic. This site is a step hillside slope 1,000 feet in elevation.
This native fermentation started below 70 degrees and remained cool the entire way through peaking at 81 degrees. It was splash racked twice a day and gave off aromas of dark forest fruits.
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