2009 Scherrer Vineyard ‘Old & Mature Vines’ Zinfandel
This wine represents the labor of three generations of the Scherrer family — most of the vines that produced this wine were planted in 1912. It was bottled without fining or filtration to capture the beauty and personality of the Scherrer Vineyard. Although enjoyable in its youth, it should age and develop gracefully for 5 to 10 years after the vintage.
One of the things I really like about this vintage in general (across all varieties) is the balance. Everything seems to be right in proportion – it is rich enough, elegant enough, structured enough, and has a nice, long, graceful, textural finish. It is so ‘good enough’, that the recently bottled samples I bring home for dinner do not last the night. Red, blue and hints of black fruits take their turns at the top while pleasant, fresh loamy undertone plays counterpoint. I found myself smiling the whole time I was racking this from barrel to the bottling tank. 800 cases produced.
Release price: $32 per bottle Half bottles ($16) and magnums ($64)
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