Blend: 77% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 6% Petite Sirah
Because of the Zinfandel's unusually firm
structure, very little Petite Sirah was included in the blend. As in
most years, the 120-year-old Carignane was an
elegant, vibrant addition. This outstanding vintage
aged fourteen months in air-dried American oak.
Rich primary fruit gives the wine immediate
appeal; it will develop greater complexity over the
next ten years.