2016 Zinfandel - Heritage Block, Sonoma Valley
Crafted from a unique selection of heritage Zinfandel vines planted on the Kunde Estate, this wine shows off spicy aromas of crushed black pepper with ripe raspberry notes. Full bodied and well structured, the wine presents a deep core of plum and mixed berry flavors with a hint of mocha. The rich, supple tannins are balanced by its lively acidity.
Winemaking began with a three-day cold soak, where we turn the tank over slowly to massage the color out of the skins. Temperatures were maintained in the low 80’s during fermentation to keep the fruit flavor on the palate, but also to extract additional texture from the skins and seeds. The wine was aged for 16 months in French and American oak cooperage (36% new) and bottled in April 2018.