2016 Zinfandel – Chiarito Vineyard – Biodynamic – 8 Barrels
Ripe red fruit such as prunes, plums and dried cherries dominate the nose with an undertone of licorice in the background. This medium bodied wine exhibits excellent mid-palate softness. Firm tannins contribute to a long- lasting finish that is uplifted by a good amount of acidity.
John Chiarito, a second generation Italian-American, planted his eponymous vineyard just east of Ukiah, twelve miles north of Hopland. His vineyard is head-pruned, dry farmed and cultivated with a unique method of faring consisting of plowing and cross cultivating. These methods allow the grapes to maximize the full expression of the soil.