Storrs Rusty Ridge Zinfandel 2016, Santa Clara County, CA
This proprietary cuvée hails from a series of old vine vineyards located on the eastern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Head-trained and dry-farmed all, these vineyards yield very minimally allowing for intensely flavored fruit that produce wines of amazing concentration and varietal identity. Each vineyard which comes to the blend, adds something… one brambly fruit, the other backbone and spice, the other depth and concentration. Together these vineyards create a wine that will remind all of us why winemakers engage the four-wheel drive, and then hike through poison oak to uncover these gems that have nearly been forgotten to the outside world. Enjoy the wondeful scents of ripe brambleberries – raspberry, loganberry and boysenberry – with accents of black pepper and vanilla. Quite full-bodied, with a very supple palate. You’ll again encounter the rich brambleberry notes especially boysenberry complemented by soft vanilla owing to long-term aging in small oak cooperage.
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