2016 Rous Ancient Vine Zinfandel
10 Months French Oak
The Rous Vineyard (grafted entirely onto St. George rootstock) was planted in 1909, making this vintage a spectacular display of the power of 107 year-old vines. This 10 acre, single-source vineyard is in the sub-appellation of Mokelumne River. These magnificent, twisted & gnarly, head-trained Zinfandel vines yield 2.5 tons per acre of fruit with an incredible concentration of flavors.
Grapes grown on these 107 year-old vines produce “Ancient Vine” Zinfandel that displays seamlessly unforgettable characteristics. Multi-dimensional in aromas and flavors, this generously rich Zinfandel offers plush aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, brown spices, clove, caramel and slight vanilla, finishing with well-rounded tannins and a lingering dark, fruit finish.