2018 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley



This vineyard is located on Dry Creek Road directly across the street from the winery. It is farmed by Randy Peters, who was born on the property and is named after his late mother, Pauline.  The soil is made up of the famous Cortina soil.  The Block is planted with the old mother clone that Randy's great grandfather planted in the 1800's.

Tasting Notes

We have two rows of Petite Sirah planted in our vineyard that we pick with the Zinfandel and create a co-fermentation. The co-fermentation makes up 2% of the blend adding spice and depth. This viscous Zinfandel is all parts great, with a banner year, a world class appellation, and a vineyard made with the famous Cortina soil.

This deep purple wine greets with bright aromas of red current and cherry with subtle notes of clove.  Medium bodied, with velvety tannins, bright jammy flavors of baked fruit and pomegranate dance across the palate.

Wine Spectator ~ 92 points

Technical Data

  • Varietal: Zinfandel
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Alcohol: 15.3%
  • Fermentation: Fermented in one-ton, open top fermenters
  • Harvest date: October 2018
  • Aging: Aged 11 months in 50% French and 50% Eastern European Oak with 30% new
  • Case production: 550
2018 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard