Shale Terrace, 2018

$ 40.00

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

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.







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  1. Judi Scherrer

    VinousJuly 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.

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