Zinfandel
Shale Terrace, 2005

Within the Scherrer Vineyard there are several different soils. One vineyard site, the “Shale Terrace,” is located on a relatively deep, well-drained, fractured shale subsoil. It yields wines with an uncommon blend of richness and finesse. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration to capture the beauty and personality of this particular vineyard site.

Winemaker's Notes

With a suave texture, less dark fruit, and more stone fruit and earthiness than our Old and Mature Zinfandel, I am consistently amazed that this wine comes from a vineyard block so close physically to the OMV blocks. Size (of barrels) may matter, but soil matters more! I used to age a proportion of Shale Terrace Zinfandels in 500L puncheons, but I find that the normal 228L barrels coupled with minimal racking allow perfectly good expression of the stone-fruit signature of this area as well. 220 cases produced.

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