The best Zinfandel grapes come from Dry Creek and the Alexander Valley. Our Railyard Estate in Geyserville (Alexander Valley) has supplied very famous brands for decades but now we use these grapes under our own label. This popular blend shows how Zinfandel and Petite Sirah complement each other perfectly: Zinfandel offers robust blackberry, anise and pepper aromas and flavors. Petite Sirah brings color as well as blueberry, plummy fruit with roundness and structure. The Zinfandel returns adding grace, length and elegance.
We were challenged this year by a warm winter, a cool spring, and three summer heat waves, but the gorgeous fruit at harvest released our worries. Yields were down we were blessed with great quality and consistency. Small clusters with some of the smallest berries we’ve ever seen. Very concentrated but marvelously flavorful!