The 2016 Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel, the winery's flagship Zin, is made from 16 different vineyards raning from 55 up to 120 years old that highlights the bright qualities of the younger vineyards and the savory qualities of the oldest vineyards. Sacramento River Delta breezes and the associated fog allow the winery to retain above average acidity for the region, providing notes of bright cherry and raspberry. Barrel fermentation brings additional structure to this thin-skinned variety. The extremely low yields of century-old vineyards bring forth notes of sweet tobacco and cocoa. The result is a balanced and complex Zinfandel perfect for both summer barbeques and fall fire pits.
Varietal Composition: 100% Zinfandel
Appellation: Lodi - Mokulumne River AVA
Aging: 15 months in American oak
90 Points, "Editors' Choice" - Wine Enthusiast
"This wine puts bold, spicy, flashy oak at center stage, and introduces a good supporting cast of gorgeous blackberry and black-plum flavors. Firm tannins lend support and balance out the performance nicely." -JG, 10/1/19