Old & Mature Vines, 2011

$ 65.00$ 150.00

Our old vine Zinfandel represents the labor of three generations of the Scherrer family — many 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.

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Winemaker's Notes

It is hard to hide my excitement over this nice, cool vintage in Alexander Valley. The weather allowed perfectly appropriate tannic structure to create a spine for the fleshy fruity parts to hang on to. This was harvested well before any of the fall rains arrived. At the moment before bottling, my tasting notes still stand consistent with those from the future offering: “Nice black, red and blue fruits are juxtaposed against appropriately firm structure and somewhat savory, earthy notes as well.” I would add that there is now a little more lavender perfume and spices, but this wine definitely has its own mind and is on its own course for a very long trajectory. I wish we had waaay more of this.




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  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousFebruary 2014

    Sweet tobacco, dried cherries, spices, mint and leather meld together in the 2011 Zinfandel Old & Mature Vines Scherrer Vineyard. As always, the style is floral, aromatic and feminine throughout. In 2011, Scherrer’s Zinfandel impresses for its understated persistence and lovely overall balance. Readers looking for a soft, laid-back style of Zinfandel will find much to admire here. 90 points. Antonio Galloni

  2. Judi Scherrer

    Wine SpectatorJune 2013

    A seamless Zinfandel, balanced and focused, this marries elegant yet jammy fruit with lively acidity and good tannic structure. Offers notes of raspberry, spicy cinnamon and toasty anise on the lingering finish. 94 points. Tim Fish

  3. Judi Scherrer

    Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine CellarJune 2014

    Deep red. Highly perfumed aromas of candied red berries, floral pastilles and spicecake, with a lively mineral quality adding lift. In a graceful, almost pinot-like style, offering spicy raspberry and cherry flavors that pick up smokiness with air. Clings very nicely on the penetrating finish, which emphasizes sweet berry fruit and shows only a hint of tannins. This is already drinking very nicely but has the balance to age. 90 points. Josh Raynolds

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