Every vintage, we select barrels to be blended and bottled early for our table wine program. The point is not to focus on the characteristics of any one varietal, but to blend a wine that is fresh, forward and delicious when enjoyed young. In 2018 we are beginning to transition this wine to be more Zinfandel focused. The base of this wine is a blend of Zinfandel from Avril and Moongate, both vineyards are right in Kenwood. The balance is a barrel selection of Merlot from Pickberry and Barbera from Morning Sun, both located on Sonoma Mountain. As this bottling continues to evolve we will be focusing only on mixed black varietals.
AROMATICS eucalyptus, violet, cocoa
FLAVORS cassis, currants, blackberry
BLEND ZINFANDEL | 40% MERLOT | 40% BARBERA | 20%
We are a limited production, family-owned operation. Every barrel counts. These wines are bottled in homage of a beloved family matriarch, Auntie Doris. She was our family’s Italian American Julia Child. Travel, garden, cook, eat, drink, repeat. She always exhibited the motto Work to live, don’t live to work. After our wines finish fermenting, we separate barrels to age from barrels to blend. The barrels for aging are put aside for an extended Elevage and the remaining are blended for early release as Doris. In our family, spending money on a bottle of wine was reserved for holidays or special occasions. These wines are for those days in between.
AVA SONOMA VALLEY
FERMENTATION NATIVE YEAST
ELEVAGE 15 MOS.
COOPERAGE NEUTRAL OAK
TOTAL ACIDITY5.8 g/Lp H3.79ALCOHOL BY VOLUME 14.1%
PRODUCTION 1,200 BTLS