Old, bush-pruned vines of Zin are the starting point for this succulent Sonoma County red. Aromas of cedar, red fruit and flowers lift up off the nose and lead to a buoyant palate of dark fruit and blackberry compote, with just a touch of peppery spice. Would you dare fall in lust with something this good? (There's only on right answer.)
Valravn is a project led by owner Rob Fischer and winemaker Baron Ziegler, both of whom had their own paths in wine before converging. Working with a number of grapes, they are particularly interested in Zinfandel, considered by many to be one of America’s true heritage grapes. They released their first bottling of Zinfandel in 2014, sourcing grapes from trusted growers in Sonoma County.
- Farming Practices: Sustainable
- Harvesting Method: Manual
- Fermentation: Primary fermentation in a combination of open and closed top tanks; Undergoes malolactic fermentation
- Yeast: Native
- Maturation: Aged 14 months in French oak, 10% of which was new