Shale Terrace, 2019

$ 42.00

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

This small part of the family vineyard is the most unique expression of Zinfandel I have ever seen made by anyone. One may think it is winemaking technique and intention. However, I can vouch that the technique is merely following the directives of the grape material. Telltale for this bottling, typical stone fruits lead on the nose, juniper, black raspberry, ‘tar’, and hints of vanilla follows as an undertone of maple syrup. This vintage has extraordinary structure which will carry it for many years if you can wait. It typically expresses itself more as a Pinot Noir aspirant than a varietal conformist of jammy fruit. We hold a small amount back from futures offerings so that those who missed the offering or simply want to try a few bottles can experience this delightful, unusual expression of Zinfandel.






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