2011 Zinfandel Avery Vineyard
Production: Approximately 100 cases
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Suggested retail price: $20.00
Grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the winery on
October 15. The fruit was sorted by hand, de-stemmed, and placed into
1-1/2 ton open top fermenters.
After a passive soak, the must was either inoculated or
allowed to ferment on its own. The resulting cap was punched down by
hand on an as needed basis (at least once daily) until fermentation
proceeded to dryness. The wine was in contact with the skins for 24 days
prior to pressing.
The wine was raised in a mixture of oak barrels; one was a
new Hungarian, the others were used in previous vintages from one to