2012 High Valley Zinfandel
The High Valley AVA rises between 1,600 and 3,000 ft. elevation in the Coastal Ranges of northeastern Lake County. Thanks to the high elevation and cool breezes from the oldest lake in North America, it is one of the coolest appellations in Lake County. We run 1,000 head of sheep on these vineyards, composting the weeds into nutrients for the red, rocky volcanic soils. These are intensely flavored grapes, and we craft them into wines that capture the character of this remarkable region.
Our High Valley Zinfandel has aromas of fresh strawberries, spice and sweet vanilla. Its flavors are of ripe raspberry jam, baking spices and cassis with silky tannins, sweet oak and a long and lingering finish. Salute!
Suggested Retail: $30