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 ….
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 Dates: September 15-17 (Carignane and Zin),
and October 21 (Petite Sirah), 2017
Brix at Harvest: 25.6°Brix (average)
Cellar Aging: 14 months in American oak barrels—20% new and 1-yr-old,
20% 2-yr-old and 60% older French and American.
Total Acidity: 0.71 pH: 3.53
Varietal Composition: 76% Old Vine Zinfandel,
15% old vine Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah
*** Sustainably Farmed and Organically Grown
Appellation : 90% Cox Vineyard, Mendocino County
Case Production: 9170 cases (750) plus 571 x12pk cases of 375ml
Bottling Date: March 27-28, 2019