2018 Old Vine Zinfandel, Mokelumne River

vintage notes

The 2018 season was exemplary. Spring was drier than in 2017 and after two years of poor set, consistently mild weather led to good berry set. Higher cluster counts than the low yielding years of 2015-2017 coupled with cooler late summer temperatures brought longer hangtimes, with harvest dates about two weeks later than the previous vintage.

winemaking

Native yeast, three-week fermentation and maceration with 25% whole clusters. Pressed and barreled down before native malolactic fermentation.

2018 Old Vine Zinfandel, Mokelumne River – tech sheet