Carignan, Petite Sirah, Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel
Geyserville Estate Vineyard.
A portion of the lots were co- fermented with small amounts of Petite Sirah for better color and additional blueberry aromas. Approximately 30% of the grapes were fermented in small ½ ton open top fermenters for additional complexity of aromas and textures.
13 months in 20% new American 30% 1 year old mixed American and European oak
The wine is bright and lively with concentrated “Zin” aromas of dark cherry, blueberry and plums and some of the typical raisins aromas. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, maple, cinnamon and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium to full body and very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish with lively acidity.