Nice stone-fruit note of fresh plum and nectarine mingle with dried red cherry, fresh loam and a hint of baking spices on the nose. Lovely, juicy entry echoes the aromas verbatim. Filigrees into a long, slightly savory finish that holds onto its red fruit. It is still one of my favorite vintages of Shale Terrace.
We held back a few cases of this for release now so that a few of you who missed out on the futures offering could get a few bottles of this unique wine. Availability is limited, 6 bottles per person maximum.
Judi Scherrer –
Vinous – July 2021
The 2018 Zinfandel Scherrer Vineyard Shale Terrace is a gorgeous, expressive wine. Fred Scherrer crafts a Zinfandel full of savory and earthy nuances. Dried flowers, sweet pipe tobacco, cedar, worn-in leather and spice all grace this attractive, mid-weight Zinfandel. Bright acids perk up the finish. This tiny production Zinfandel is super-distinctive.