2015 Estate Zinfandel, Hawley Vineyard 1.5L Magnum
This block of Zinfandel was planted on our estate in 2007 from cuttings off an old, local Zinfandel clone known as “Rockpile Clone” or “Cloverdale Church Clone.” The vineyard is certified organic and grown without the use of chemical fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides.
Magnums bottled: 18
This 2015 vintage is better than ever and barrel aged for 14 months in French oak barrels. Longer aging in the oak allows the bright acidity and tannins, typical of our estate fruit, to soften. Aromas of cocoa, toffee and strawberry mingle with a subtle violet bouquet. A rich mouthfeel and juicy notes of boysenberry and raspberry lead this complex wine into a long finish punctuated with a hint of baking spice. Enjoy this Zinfandel alongside a zesty wood-fired oven pizza or your favorite Italian dish!