2017 Pillsbury Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
Paul Bernier is Sonoma's premier dry-farmer and proprietor of Pillsbury Vineyard. Quivira Vineyards is the exclusive producer of this 100% Zinfandel. The naked eye can spot oyster shells on the Pillsbury Vineyard floor. Paul uses crushed oyster shells resurrected from ancient beds in San Francisco Bay to supplement the soils and strengthen the head-trained vines. You will only find this single-vineyard Zinfandel with Quivira.
In glass, the saturated violet color seduces. The brambly flavors unique to Dry Creek Zinfandel are multi-dimensional. Blackberry jam at entry leads to red fruit notes of cherry and plum; then, a distinct blueberry finish. Cigar box aromas from the mix of American and French Oak. Tannins are round and polished, which provides a pleasing texture and mouthfeel.
Mix of 3-4 year air-dried French and American barrels; only medium toasted.
22% new oak (17% French & 5% American)
Composition: 100% Zinfandel