2014 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel, Block 1912, Ponzo Vineyard
Best of Class - SF Chronicle
The Ponzo family has been farming Zin along the Russian River, just South of Healdsburg for four generations. Block 1912 was planted in 1912 and is home to the oldest vines on the property. In 2010, with his fathers blessing, Nick Ponzo set out to bring this old vine block back from neglect. After a few years, the vines began to spring back to life.
The sandy benchland soil along the Russian River seems to be some of the best terroir for ripe, supple Zins. Rich aromas of black berry and toffee are followed by juicy flavors of wild strawberry, cola and vanilla with a hint of white pepper on the finish. Drink this Zin in celebration of perseverance, tenacity and the fruits of hard labor.
333 Cases Produced