BLUE QUAIL 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel
Potter Valley, Mendocino County, California
*CCOF Certified Organic Grapes
This is 100% Zinfandel sourced exclusively from Blue Quail’s certified organic estate vineyards located in Potter Valley in Mendocino County, California. The estate is on 500 acres, 160 acres under vine, that straddles the Russian River, neighbors the Mendocino National Forest and sits up at 1,200 feet in altitude. Temperatures regularly plummet 40-45 degrees each night, allowing a longer maturation period and the grapes to develop a fullness of flavor that is balanced by a crisp acidity.
The grapes are whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then transferred to neutral French oak barrels for aging.
90 points – Wine Enthusiast