2013 Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel Alexander Valley
Deep ruby red color, aroma of crushed raspberry and cassis with hints of light toasty oak. Fruit forward in the mouth with flavors of blackberry, cassis and fresh tobacco, the wine is well structured with a lush mid pallet and round tannins.
2013 was a superb growing season yielding high quality across both white and red grape varietals. It began with a mild winter and spring, with very little rainfall. This yielded balanced vineyard canopies and average crop size, with excellent concentration of flavors. Early bud break due to mild spring temperatures led to a harvest that started several weeks earlier than for the previous few vintages. The grapes matured slowly but steadily, achieving full flavor development and tannin maturity, two things we winemakers look for in determining the optimal pick date for our grapes.
- Silver Medal
- 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair