2017 Lake Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley
A deep color lends itself to vivid aromas of black mission fig, rosemary, anise and thyme. On the palate this develops in to savoury notes of fig preserves and craisins.
The 2018 vintage was aged 29 months in 100% neutral French and American oak.
2017 began with high rainfall across most AVAs. Temperature differences with high heat spells in some areas meant irregular ripening times. Extra attention was paid to canopy management and a staggered harvest helped match intense ripeness with good flavor and acidity. A challenging, rewarding vintage in winemaking.