“The Zinfandels that we find in Livermore Valley can be highland raisin or valley floor jam. While both of these vineyards can be considered Valley Floor, they are not in the Tesla corridor of deeper soils.
The harvest in 2018 was normal, providing an elegant sweetness to the palate that we haven’t seen in recent vintages.
This wine is a combination of the Sblendorio Vineyard and Donovan Vineyard…. .”
Dane Stark, winemaker
This wine has ruby clarity and vibrant red color.
Its aroma is lovely, floral and bright, with cherries and hints of spice and some candied notes.
With soft tannins and silky mid palate, the fruit is gentle and backed by an elevated alcohol giving it a sweet presentation. There are notes of strawberry pie, candied cherries, and a hint of jam towards the finish and in the lingering palate.
Oak plays a minor roll in this wine which saw entirely American barrels with no new barrels.