2021 Zinfandel, The Harris Estate
The Harris Estate Vineyards, formerly Famighetti Vineyard, is truly unique to the Sonoma region. The vineyard’s terraced terrain, elevation and undulating slopes create unique microclimates and soil variations that make it possible to grow the highest quality fruit.
Winemaking note: The Harris Estate sits almost 1,000 feet above the Dry Creek Valley floor, and these Zinfandel vines grow in an amphitheater-shaped terraced hillside. The hillside conditions at elevation are stressful to the grapes, but that struggle brings intensity of flavor and color.
Tasting note: Wild raspberry, dark chocolate, and fresh cracked black pepper lead the aromas and flavor. Medium tannins and a fresh acidity help support the massive red fruits, while savory details of earth and spice add richness and complexity.