2018 Mossy Block Zinfandel
The grapes for 2018 Mossy Block Zinfandel come from the Battaglini vineyard (planted in 1885) in the Piner-Olivet region of the Russian River Valley. The grapes were hand-harvested at the peak of ripeness and fermented in an open-top fermenter allowing for punchdowns by hand and gentle pumpovers. After more than three weeks in tank, the wine was pressed to neutral French oak barrels and aged for 19 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Mossy Block displays exotic aromas of apricot, mint, and black cherries. Medium bodied with lingering tannins accentuating notes of grilled meat, pomegranate, dark fruit, and anise. Delicious!!