Kazmet Vineyard, Redwood Valley
The grapes for this wine originate from Kazmet Ranch in Redwood Valley and are CCOF certified organic. Located in the inland, warmer reaches of Mendocino County, this mature, head-pruned, dry-farmed vineyard provides dense fruit flavors. Aromas of briar fruit, earth, dried meat, brioche, and spicy wood notes effuse out of the glass. Fleshy and full on the palate with concentrated flavors of boysenberries, blueberries, cracked white pepper, and resinous pine tar and soft to medium tannins on the finish. A small amount of Viognier (5%) was added to soften the tannins and add floral notes. Fermented in open top tanks, minimizing the extraction of any bitter tannins. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (20% new).
Cases Produced 594
Alcohol 14.2% Titratable acidity 5.9 g/L pH 3.70