2012 Zinfandel StoneTree Vineyard
Production: Approximately 100 cases Release Date: Fall 2015
Suggested retail price: $24.00 alc=15.5%
Harvest: Grapes were hand-picked and delivered to the winery on September 30. The fruit was
sorted by hand, de-stemmed, and placed into 1-1/2 ton open top fermenters.
Fermentation: After a passive 2 day soak and initial spontaneous fermentation, the must was
inoculated with Primitivo skins from an ongoing fermentation. 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 skins for 26 days prior to pressing.
Barrel Aging: The wine was raised in a mixture of oak barrels; one was made of Hungarian
sourced wood and the other three were of French origin. Each of the barrels had been used for
several previous vintages.