2017 Zinfandel "Spring Ephemeral"
This was picked very late, but still with moderate sugars, after the grapes had dropped their leaves. Unusually for us, this was completely destemmed. It was fermented on the skins for two weeks in an open top bin with gentle treading once every few days. It was pressed in a small wooden basket press directly to barrel and bottled after 10 months. In spite of the destemming, this still retains very lifted and perfumed herbal, spice and botanical aromas that are wonderfully atypical for Zin. It’s very open and accessible, one of the most crushable and immediately pleasurable wines that we’ve released so far.