2014 “Big Wood” Zinfandel
The grapes were harvested from five different Zinfandel vineyards in the Livermore Valley. The majority of the Zinfandel came from the Raboli Vineyard located fairly central on the Livermore Valley floor and the Collier Canyon vineyard located in the Northern hills of Livermore Valley.
Dense, dark purple and mysteriously opaque, this wine greets you with black cherries and sweet olallieberries. You will sink into a pool of Mexican chocolate with spicy black pepper accents as the toasted oak brings back memories of long nights spent front of the fireplace. The flavors are everything you expected – fresh, ripe berries tucked into velvety tannins with a delicate balance of acids and alcohol. The warm toasty oak finish seems to last forever.
Harvested on 10/03/14
3.76 pH, TA .67, .2% rs
Aged in 100% American Oak Barrels (18% new, 82% used). 28% Collier Canyon Zinfandel, 23% Ruby Hill Zinfandel, 23% Eagle Ranch Zinfandel, 17% Thomson Zinfandel, 6% Raboli Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah from Casa de Vino Vineyard *BRONZE MEDAL* 2016 Alameda County Best of Bay Wine Competition.
448 Cases Produced $32/bottle
BEST OF CLASS 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
90 POINTS 2017 Wine Enthusiast