2018 Brandlin Zinfandel, Old Vine
2018 was a beautifully even vintage, somewhat cooler than the preceding vintages, allowing the vines ample hang time in ideal conditions. Coming from vines that are over 90 years old and completely dry farmed, this wine offers fresh, crushed berry character and innate mountain concentration which comes to the fore in a clean, sophisticated, and evenly stylized Zinfandel. This is a ﬁne, distinctive, and evocative wine, showcasing a sense of place. Notes of bright berry and raspberry preserve with hints of violet and bay leaf spice uniquely distinguish this site from other Zinfandel vineyards, while our dry farming technique lends concentration and a nice sweet chewiness to the tannins, pulling you back for another taste.