“Ecstatic Consciousness”

Region: Sonoma County
Grape: 40% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 10% Abouriou, 10% 120 year old field blend
Vineyard: Zinfandel comes from the clay soils of the Grove Camp Vineyard near Healdsburg; the Abouriou is a Basque varietal that was planted on shale soils in an isolated upland mountainous valley by Darek’s great grandfather; the 120 year old field blend was also planted by Darek’s great grandfather on the loamy banks of Green Valley Creek; the Syrah is from the more coastal steeply undulating hills of the Westernmost Russian River Valley; the Merlot is from the volcanic soils of the Chalk Hill appellation combined with river rock from its proximity to the banks of the Russian River. 
Farming: regenerative, dry-farmed
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole clusters stomped, macerated on skins and stems up to 28 days
Aging: 9 months in neutral barrels, sur lie
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal