Vinestarr Zinfandel, 2016

By Broc Cellars

  • Appellation: Sonoma Mountain AVA
  • Region: California
  • Country: United States
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties:
  • Soil type: Volcanic
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Total Sulphites: 10 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:VARIETAL: Zinfandel VINEYARD: Arrowhead Mountain + Buck Hill Vineyard LOCATION: Sonoma Valley (Arrowhead) + Russian River (Buck Hill) ALCOHOL: 12.5% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1211 cases WINEMAKER’S NOTES: Inspired by the wines from Beaujolais and Northern Rhone, we harvested early to highlight acidity and fresh fruit. 100% destemmed and fermented in 5-ton stainless steel tanks. Aged for 10 months in neutral French oak barrels. VITICULTURAL AREA: 50/50 blend of Arrowhead and Buck Hill, which both have volcanic soil. Both vineyards are non-certified organic, using no chemicals or sulfur. For 2016, we added a plot from Buck Hill’s white volcanic ash hillside terrace for the first time.

About Broc Cellars

California, United States Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, an idea about making wines that were "site specific". Where the wines' true character came from using only organically or biodynamically grown grapes from areas that most would consider marginal.