Zinfandel was where I started our winery and should therefore include our ‘Old & Mature’ Vines bottling made from the Old Vines my grandfather planted in 1912 and ‘mature’ vines I helped my Father and Grandfather plant in the 1970s. A few days ago, I finished pruning the old 3.4 acre block for the second time in a row solo (much more lonesome than in the winter of 2019/2020 with my dad on his last time doing so – I think about his investment in those vines for his entire life and the choices made to keep them alive). This is a site that I think really expresses its best facets with an elegant perspective during vinification. I selected a short vertical of the three newest vintages we have in a meaningful quantity in case someone is compelled to come back to the well. Our style will be either dismissed as atypical of the Jammy Zin aesthetic or will be a mind-opening realization of the potential this lovely variety has to offer. This style ages magnificently and is unusually food-friendly. The ‘short vertical’ is meant to minimize the uncertainty of making this leap of faith for those who have never tried our Zins.