Zinfandel
Shale Terrace, 2017

$ 38.00

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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750 mL $ 38.00 $ 0.00 Out of Stock

Winemaker's Notes

Watching the wonderful early development of the 2016 vintage I look at this upcoming bottling with great anticipation. There’s some of that typical stone fruit character and a good bit of savory elements as well. This area presents itself a bit leaner than the Old & Mature Vines bottling and it possesses less dark fruits on the nose and middle palate, yet more red fruits and nectarine. What it offers are Pinot-like layers such as Royal Ann cherries and beet root, along with some light herbal notes, especially on the finish. It’s no surprise people describe this as Pinot-like. But I guarantee it is 100% Zinfandel.

Due to the positive response from those who missed the futures offering but still wanted a couple bottles of this, we have continued to hold a small portion of this back in order to have some available at release. We kept less this time, so it should not last very long. Limit of 6 bottles.

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