Adelaida 2016 Estate Zinfandel
Harvested over two weeks in early September, grapes were hand sorted, destemmed, optically sorted, and small batch fermented on indigenous yeast cultures. Later it was aged in a mix of French and Hungarian oak barrels for 15 months. The finished wine is an expression of its mountain terroir, racy with electric vibrancy of ripe raspberries and cranberries with cinnamon stick spiciness. Best enjoyed in the near term for its exuberant fruitiness, drink up by 2021.