Throughout the growing season, winemaker John Killebrew visited each vineyard block regularly. The fruit for Z. Alexander Brown was harvested during the cool early morning hours to ensure that the concentrated fruit flavors were captured at the peak of ripeness. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were de-stemmed, moved into stainless steel tanks and slowly warmed to fermentation temperatures. Following the completion of primary and malolactic fermentation, the wine was drained and gently pressed into American and French oak. The final blend for his boldly flavored wine was thoughtfully crafted by John and Zac as a result of multiple hands-on tastings and blending sessions featuring a selection of the best lots of the vintage.
Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Malbec – 14.5% Alcohol