Oakley Road Vineyard Zinfandel | Once & Future

The bush-trained Zinfandel in this cuvee was planted in 1900, unlike most other Zinfandel vineyards in California the fruit is carried relatively low to the ground. This shelters it and reflects heat back from the sandy soils counteracting the cool maritime winds from the San Pablo Bay.

Region:

California

Appellation:

Contra Costa County

Variety / Blend:

Zinfandel:

Climate:

Continental

Soils:

Sandy

Farming:

Non-certified organic

Altitude:

Fermentation:

Open-top redwood fermenters, manual punch downs

Ageing:

18 months in French oak, 30% new