2014 Zinfandel, Ponzo Vineyard

Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle 91 Points - California Grapevine

The Ponzo family has been farming their ranch just South of Healdsburg on the Russian River since 1929. The vineyard lies on the border of the Dry Creek and Russian River Valley appellations. The grapes for this vintage came from one of the oldest blocks on the Ponzo ranch. John Hawley decided to start producing Zinfandel from Ponzo vineyard in 2005, that wine made him a Zin fan, and it went on to win five Gold Medals. The Russian River valley has a diurnal climate that is cool and foggy in the morning and hot in the day-time. Its sandy soil is packed with nutrients to foster our fruit-forward Zinfandel. This vintage has notes of raspberry, blackberry and cherry with hints of clove and spicy oak.

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Production Notes

574 Cases Produced

Winemaker Notes

11 Months in French Oak Barrels

AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietalZinfandel
Alcohol14.80%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2015-12-02
DrinkableBest through 2019
Harvest Date2014-09-11