Cappelli Ranch - El Dorado
12% Mixed Reds
Herbert Vineyard - El Dorado
These own rooted vines (hence our name radix vinea) are propagated from an old Zin selection, one that has been cultivated in the Sierra foothills for well over 100 years.
Our harvest occurred in late Sept and after a few days of maceration, the must was inoculated for a swift fermentation. Following pressing in early Oct, it was filled into barrels which consisted entirely of newer Hungarian oak, including ~12% that were new. It was aged on its light lees until racking in mid Apr, then continued aging until to bottling.
Bottled in July 2015; 14.9% alcohol, pH 3.71 & TA 5.8 g/l
Exuberantly fruity; with aromas and flavors of blueberry and blackberry, plus a hint of mocha; bold, full and intense; with a rich, supple finish.