Old & Mature Vines, 2020

$ 23.00$ 86.00

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

Zinfandel is somewhat of a conundrum in California. There is such a diversity of style though the riper, simply dark-ripe-fruit profile tends to dominate the landscape and defines what some think Zinfandel ‘should’ taste like. We are, however, one of a number of producers who have a different take on the variety. We have been refining our own style for three decades, slowly honing a balance between fruit and non-fruit, while including aging potential as a part of the equation. Food-friendliness has always been a given with us.

With this vintage, there is hibiscus, dried red cherry, fresh pomegranate and a tad of tarragon and sandalwood on the nose. In the mouth, the earthy parts initially lead with the more floral perfumes and roasted sweet beet facets heading toward the finish as the mouth-watering acidity and a pop of red cherry wraps up the journey for that sip. It’s been a very dynamic year of upheaval on many levels that we may not have wanted (fires, smoke worries, pandemic, political issues). It’s nice to know that some things are rather stable like our style of Zin which has navigated all sorts of vintages giving us all both what we want and what we need.







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  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousAugust 2022
    The 2020 Zinfandel Old & Mature Vines Scherrer Vineyard is fabulous. Soaring aromatics and bright, punchy fruit make a strong first impression. Deep and sumptuous, with tons of varietal character, the Old & Mature Vines delivers the goods. Soft, plush contours give the 2020 considerable immediacy, but there is at least medium-term aging potential here. 94 points. Antonio Galloni

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