2013 Merryvale Zinfandel
Initial aromas of wild berry, spice, and raspberry give way to hints of black pepper and cardamom. Balanced and full bodied, the wine shows flavors of dark cherry and licorice on the palate, finishing with more exotic spices and a long, satisfying finish.
Hand harvested from the Jan Vineyard, located just south of St. Helena. The Jan Vineyard still grows Zinfandel in the old world style; head-trained, spur pruned and dry farmed vines giving an authentic Zinfandel experience.
The grapes were pressed and then spent a short time on the skins at a high temperature, using proven Italian
techniques developed for old vine wines. The wine spent 18 months in French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.