Our Winemakers, David and Katharine DeSante, accented this Zinfandel with fruit from our “Old Stake 1901 Vineyard” in Lake County's Kelsey Bench. This rare 120-year-old vineyard added depth and character to the wine with it’s unique “Old World” varieties including: 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Alicante Bouschet, 5% Cinsault, 3% Touriga Naçional, 3% Syrah, 2% Barbera and 1% Rousanne. The winemaking focused on integrating the bright red fruits of the Zinfandel with the clove, mocha and dark fruit notes of the “Field Blend” varieties. Finally, to finish the wine, we bottled unfiltered and unfined to retain the alluring freshness of this aromatically compelling and distinctively flavorful offering.
94 pts - Sunset Magazine Int'l Wine Competition