Single Vineyard Yoakim Bridge Zinfandel 2017
Our Yoakim Bridge Estate Vineyard is located at the northwestern end of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. The vineyard has rocky well-drained soil; this combined with its inland location gives it the perfect terroir for producing intensely flavored wines with excellent structure. Our Zinfandel vines at Yoakim Bridge are charming old “head-trained” vines planted 30 years ago on a traditional rootstock called St George. The Zinfandel from this vineyard is surprisingly well structured while maintaining ripe fruit flavors.
2017 had an earlier than usual bud break, and an unusually pleasant Spring which greatly accelerated the harvest date. Warm temperatures throughout the summer coupled with early budbreak gave us one of the earliest harvest in years. The grapes were hand harvested in early September and fermented on the skins for 20 days with regular pump overs. After pressing, the wine was aged in American and French oak barrels for 18 months.
- Composition: Zinfandel
- Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Yoakim Bridge Vineyard
- Aging: 18 months in French and American oak barrels
- Acidity: 6.0g/L
- pH: 3.82
- Alcohol: 15.5%