2011 Flatridge Zinfandel
The 2011 Flatridge Zinfandel is a very special wine and vineyard. The vineyard was planted with a selection of zinfandel sourced from a 100 year old vineyard next to the St. Peter’s Church in the northern Sonoma town of Cloverdale. The church’s vineyard has been the source of plant material for many well known producers of zinfandel in the Rockpile Appellation of Sonoma County. The wine was made in small open top fermenters in a style similar to pinot noir, hand plunging the cap three to four times daily. The wine was also made with a very special selection of yeast selected from a Rockpile selection of Syrah.