Bright aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry with slight undertones of white pepper spice. The palate is warm with dark fruit flavors of blueberry, cassis, and blackberry compote which are complemented with briary notes and an energetic freshness. Strikes ideal balance of tannins, fruit and acidity.
In the cellar, a short cold soak was followed by primary fermentation in stainless steel over a period of 7-12 days. The wines was then barreled down for malolactic and aging for 9 months in 85% French oak (10% new) and 15% neutral French oak.
Valravn Zinfandel is from old, bush-pruned vines averaging 50 years old (some over 100) across the county’s best appellations including Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River valleys. Hand harvested, hand sorted and gently destemmed before fermentation.