2011 ZinfandelButler Ranch
We sourced five different vineyard selections of exceptional high elevation Zinfandel for our blend; each one fermented and kept separated until the final blend was decided. After fermentation the skins were pressed off in a basket press, wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and then aged in a combination of 97% French and 3% American barrels for 13.5 months until bottling.
Aroma: black and white pepper, blueberries, black cherries, black licorice and a touch of sweet toasty oak
Mouthfeel: very juicy, soft tannins, well-balanced and bright in the mouth
Flavors: notes of black cherry, sweet spices and white pepper
79% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah