2015 Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel


Price: $19.00
Quantity:
Averge Brix at Harvest:
25.3°Brix (average)

Alcohol:
14.4%

Total Acidity:
0.63

pH:
3.61


Cases Produced:
10820 cases (750 ml) plus 336 cases of 375ml


Bottling Date:
March 7-8, 2017

Fact Sheet

Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel is a treasure. Grown on the benchlands and slopes of mountainsides — this 60 plus year old vine 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. Wild Thing is dangerously good!   Remember – you are what you drink ….

 

Winemaker Notes:

Aromas of black cherry, ripe plum and raspberry fruit combine with a hint of cigar box, and vanilla-oak baking spice loveliness. Smoothly textured in mouth, and the palate is very creamy and round, with a finish that is long with lush jammy fruit.

Harvest Date:

September 14-15 (Carignane), Sept.25-Oct 7 (Cox Zin),and October 8-9 (Petite Sirah), 2015

Fermentation Characteristics:

Wild Thing Zinfandel went through fermentation uninoculated, relying on a healthy WILD yeast population from the organic vineyard to create a terroir-driven complexity of aroma and flavors. Our wild fermentation started after a four day cold soak and was followed by a 30-day maceration.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

14 months in 85% American and 15% French barrels; 35% were new oak.

Appellation:

Mendocino County

Release Date:

March 1, 2018