2020 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley
Russian River Valley
94% Zinfandel 6% Petite Sirah
14 months in oak barrels 100% French
Our Russian River Valley Zinfandel has a seductive nose of fresh blackberry, crushed black cherry, and gentle sweet notes of mocha and violet petal. Bright and fleshy on the entry with bramble and wild berry notes. Alluring earth tones nicely complement the firm tannins and persistent finish. Enjoy for the next 7-10 years.
The 2020 growing season was challenging. We received only 50 percent of average annual rainfall by bud break in late March. Then, around the time of flowering in May, Sonoma County experienced late season rains that caused concern over sticky calyptra, which disrupts the formation of fruit, and some vineyards had reduced yields because of this. Finally, the warm, dry summer months resulted in smaller berries, further minimizing the yield.