Eight Years In The Desert Red Wine 2020, California

“8 Years in the Desert is our homage to California. Anchored by a distinctly Californian grape varietal, Zinfandel, we have be e n able to source fruit from across the state and craft a wine that shows off our sty l e . As a result of picking later than most, we have a higher risk of ‘ stuck fermentations ’ specifically with Zin; our methods have minimized those risks although the y still remain year to year. Compl emented by structured Petite Sirah and layered Syrah, this blend was carefully selected t o be the fourth progression in the series.” Winemaker’s notes: Bright violet in the glass, the 2020 8 Years in the Desert is the epitome of our style, the reason we are even here in the first place. As it’ s being poured, the a romatics hit squarely on the nose with a perception of sweetness: pure brambly
raspberry juice and blueberry pres erves with a hint of white pepper and High Sierra forest floor. Yet, the per ceived sweetness on the nose is just that, perceived, and doesn’t carry through to the palate . Lush and enveloping with a beam of acidity, notes of blackberry pie, plum and kirsch flourish. Ultra -round tannins and lingering raspberry, the wine finishe s in slow-motion. Aged for 8 months in French oak, 51% new.