Zinfandel from the Lock Vineyard on Paso Robles’ Westside was hand picked in the cool of the morning and sorted for quality. It was gently crushed and then allowed to ferment in small stainless steel tanks. During fermentation 20% of the juice was bled off to concentrate the remaining wine. Hand punch-downs of the cap occurred throughout fermentation. The wine was then transferred into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and spent 12 months in 30% new French oak. The finished wine was lightly filtered before being bottled.
Enjoy now through 2013.
- Color: Deep purple, very intense
- Aroma: Plum and boysenberry with spice and a touch of earthiness
- Taste: Big, full-bodied and packed with intense, sweet, ripe fruit; this wine has wonderful flavors of dusky plums, brambles, boysenberries and raspberries; the fruit is supported by ripe but fine tannins; long pleasant finish
- Very Highly Recommended – California Grapevine, October 30, 2006 “Attractive, intense, full body; big, forward, rich jammy fruit flavors; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste.”