2016 Zinfandel Old Vine Barrel Select Reserve
The Zinfandel grapes used to craft this wine were picked from century-old vines on the Mohr-Fry Ranch in Lodi, California. These older vines tend toward fewer clusters of grapes with a smaller berry size, yielding more intense sugars, color and concentration of flavors, and producing well-balanced wines with more body and structure. Fermented at cool temperatures to extract soft tannins, then barrel-aged in older American oak for 36 months, a minimum of handling results in a maximum of fruit expression. A rich, silky entry evolves into a dusky, cedar and spice-accented mid-palate that balances the jammy notes and ripe plums.