2017 Reserve Century Vines Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley
Planted in 1882, this historic 137-year-old vineyard speaks to the heritage of the Kunde family not just in the Sonoma Valley, but the state of California. The wine is crafted from dry-farmed, head-trained vines that create beautiful fruit with aromas of black cherry, raspberry and baking spice. On the palate, the wine is lush and concentrated showcasing rich flavors of cherry, vanilla and a hint of nutmeg.
Working with vines as old as these is always such a treat—the grapes must be handled with the utmost delicacy! There are so few vines which have the pedigree and steadfastness capable to still be producing such a beautiful product as our Century Vines Zinfandel. I smile when I imagine what it must have been like to plant these vines, never guessing that today we would still be enjoying those decisions made so long ago. Savor this Sonoma Valley gem!