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.
- September 15-17 (Carignane and Zin),
and October 21 (Petite Sirah), 2017
- 14 months in American oak barrels of 20% new and 1-yr-old,
20% 2-yr-old and 60% older French and American.
- 76% Old Vine Zinfandel,
15% old vine Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah
*** Sustainably Farmed and Organically Grown
- 90% Cox Vineyard, Mendocino County
- September 1, 2020