Post Flirtation Red 2022
62% Zinfandel, 34% Carignan, 3% Pinot noir, 1% Petite Sirah
Zinfandel (95% destemmed, 5% whole-cluster), Carignan, Pinot noir, and Petite Sirah (100% whole-cluster); each fermented separately and aged in both stainless steel and neutral oak barrique for 6 months. Unfined. Lightly filtered before blending and bottling. Sediment expected
Zinfandel from Del Barba Vineyard, Oakley, Contra Costa County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated) vineyard; pure sandy soils (like walking on a beach).
Carignan and Zinfandel from Ricetti Vineyard, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; planted in 1948; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.
Pinot noir from Hawkeye Ranch, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.
Petite Sirah from Bricarelli Ranch, Ukiah, Mendocino County; 15-year-old head-trained, dry-farmed (non-irrigated) vineyard, farmed by us according to organic principles (no pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers); gravelly loam soils.
This wine is so joyous, and to me, distinctly Californian. I never knew how much I loved Zinfandel until I started working as Chris Brockway’s (Broc Cellars) Assistant Winemaker. When picked before the grape berries begin to shrivel, you get amazing hibiscus, rhubarb, pomegranate, and baking spices from Zin. Like an avocado, the window is small between unripe and overripe for Zin, and I watch our Zinfandel vineyards closely. Carignan, Zin’s less celebrated companion, provides a savory component reminiscent of driving through California chaparral, and, like Ricetti’s, can be incredibly complex with 70 years of vine age. I’m not re-inventing the wheel with this classic old vine Zin/Carignan blend, just lightening things up a bit.
Production: 3,623 cases
(February 2023): 12.5% alc/vol · Free SO2 6 mg/L, Total SO2 19 mg/L
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