Appellation: San Diego County, Warner Springs
Vineyard: Orrin Vineyard, 3300 feet, Alluvial decomposed granite
Varieties: 100% Zinfandel, self-rooted
Harvest: September 5, 2018
Fermentation: Wild Yeast and Malolactic
Production: 16 cases
Strawberry, red plum, dried cherry, and lilac. Recommend serving at 38–42 °F.
Whole cluster pressed on crémant cycle, taking only the cuvée press fraction. Wild yeast and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel for most of the juice; a small amount was frozen as reserve for later tirage. After three months, racked off gross lees and cold settled. No acidulation or other “corrections”. Bottled unfiltered with reserve tirage on January 20, 2019. Disgorged with zero dosage during the fall months of 2019.
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