RESILIENCE IN THE VINEYARD
Each vintage presents a unique set of conditions, and we approach every year ready to face the challenge. Vintage 2019 began slightly later than normal in some areas, but nonetheless delivered superb results. Spring was marked by occasional rains, which brought welcome soil saturation, and cooler temperatures, which allowed fruit to mature at a steady pace. Summer helped the grapevines to ripen and catch up from their late start. The warm days and cool nights of the fall allowed gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times, promising fruit of the highest quality with structural beauty from balanced tannin, sugar and acid levels. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.
FROM THE CELLAR
“The truly heritage vineyard plots interwoven along Contra Costa County’s northern border are hallowed ground for Zinfandel purists. None more so than the stunning 13-acre Evangelho Vineyard, nestled between Antioch and Oakley, which serves as the framework of our Zinfandel. On the palate, this wine delivers a bright, vibrant entry of currant and boysenberry, complemented by more savory notes of white pepper and dried herbs. The tannins in this wine are rich, yet supple and provide a beautiful structure as the wine finishes with delicious elements of toasty oak and vanilla.”
– Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
CURATED CULINARY PAIRING
An elegant but bold pairing with an array of dishes, standing well alongside hearty dishes such as Osso Bucco, roasted venison, filling cassoulets and richly sauced pastas.
- Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef