Shale Terrace, 2013

$ 56.00

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

There was great excitement at last August’s barrel tasting over this wine. It showed great depth, structure, concentration and a bit more darker fruit than is typical of this small site. There is still the echo of stone fruit, more minerally and stony texturality that this site expresses rather than the more silky, slippery texture that the OMV achieves when mature. It is a truly unique pocket right adjacent to areas that each have their own particular expression of Zinfandel. I think the 2013 vintage’s signature for Zinfandel at the family vineyard is just that: impressive substance relative to the normal site expression while still maintaining the underlying delicacy of the house style: a synthesis of land, weather and human attitude. 210 cases produced. 







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