"The 2014 Zinfandel Buck Cobb Vineyard from volcanic, granitic soils in Amador County, displays a darker fruit character, a similar dark ruby/purple color, earth, tar and deep, rich berry fruit. It cuts a relatively broad swath across the palate and conceals any sense of heat or its power (15.3% alcohol). Delicious, round, seductive and juicy, this is also a wine to drink over the next 5-6 years. " –April 2016
Planted at 1500 feet on the volcanic, granitic hillside near our new property in Amador, the Cobb Vineyard Zinfandel is an homage to Buck Cobb, owner of the vineyard and from whom they purchased the Karly property. The rocky conditions and more extreme weather (including snow) in this dry-farmed vineyard make for a hearty, robust Zinfandel.
Fermentation occurs using only natural yeasts in 80% French oak, 20% American oak (80% used, 20% new). Wine is aged for approximately 15 months.