Day Zinfandel 2018, El Diablo Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

Day is the new Zinfandel project of Ehren Jordan, the mastermind behind such amazing labels as Turley, Neyers, and Failla. When he purchased a St. Helena property back in 2004, he knew he wanted to plant grapes on the hillside that at the time contained an apple orchard. After a few years of pondering, he decided that the locale was ideal for one of his early loves in the vine world – Zinfandel. Four acres are currently planted, with the original vines hitting the dirt in 2011. Great sites, old vines, and gentle winemaking remain the production philosophy for Day. El Diablo vineyard, situated in the northern part of the Russian River Valley AVA, has a long and storied history. Planted to mixed blacks on clay loam soils, the site has been farmed continually by Hector Garcia since it was planted. Hector knows the ins and outs of developing head trained vineyards, and together with Ehren’s Zinfandel expertise we expect some wonderful wines coming from this marvelous site starting with the 2015 vintage.