Wild Thing Zin 2012 1.5L

Price: $80.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
25.8 Brix (after cold soak)


Total Acidity:
0.61 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
9,094 cases (750 ml) + 500 cases (375 ml) +480 magnums (1.5L)

Bottling Date:
March 3-5, 2014

Fact Sheet

Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel is a treasure. Grown on the benchlands and slopes of mountainsides — this  wild-looking old vine Zinfandel offers fruit that winemaker Carol Shelton, with her 35+ years of experience and creativity, has transformed into a wine that is concentrated yet soft, creamy and full of flavor.  Our Wild Thing Zinfandel was named for these wild- looking vines and also for the uninoculated, or “wild,” yeast ferment that was used to create it.  It takes a lot of effort to tame this wild fruit, but it is worth all the trouble.

Winemaker Notes:

 Aromas of black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit combine with a beautiful hint of vanilla-oak loveliness, smoothly textured in mouth, very creamy and round, the finish is long and has lush jammy fruit — this wine is dangerously good!   Remember – you are what you drink ….

Harvest Date:

October 19-28, 2012

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

0.50 gm/100ml pH 3.71

Fermentation Characteristics:

Uninoculated yeast fermentation,which took 5 days to start (cold soak!) for total of 16 days on skins. Déléstaged (pronounced 'del-ess-TAHJd) six times before 12 Brix

Cellar Storage/Aging:

15 months in a mix of American and French barrels -- 20% were new or one-year old


83% old vine Zinfandel, 15% old vine Carignane, 2% Petite Sirah ***Sustainably farmed and organically grown


92% Mendocino County, 4% Sonoma County, 4% Lodi

Release Date:

April 1, 2014