2018 Saracina Zinfandel

2018 Saracina Zinfandel


Highly concentrated, our 2018 Zinfandel is deep on blackberry and dark raspberry fruit with fresh soil, spice and mineral notes. The palate is balanced and generous, with layers of richness and just enough tannin to ensure even more sophistication in years to come.

750ml / 2018
  • 2018
    Ripe & Layered
  • AVA
    Mendocino County
  • Grape Variety
  • ABV

We sourced our 2018 Zinfandel from our steep, organically farmed estate Pick and Shovel Zinfandel block, planted atop our wine caves in rocky soil with the DuPratt clone on St. George rootstock. The Petite Sirah hails from the dry-farmed Niemi Vineyard in Redwood Valley, where the soil is deep red loam.

The harvest of 2018 was a winemaker’s dream, following replenishing, drought-ending rains and a long and even growing season. We harvested the Zinfandel on September 9 and pulled in the Petite Sirah on the morning of September 24, 2018. The grapes were harvested by hand, de-stemmed and gently crushed into open top fermenters. We fermented with native yeasts. Free-run juice was drained directly into once-used Taransaud barrels. Native malolactic fermentation finished in the spring of 2017. The wine remained on fine lees and was bottled on August 2, 2019.

This wine calls out for authentic Kansas City-style barbecue or a simple pulled pork at any time of the year.

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