2016 Demostene Ranch


Wine Information

50% Zinfandel, 50% Carignane


Alexander Valley

Alcohol By Volume


Fresh brambly fruit and baking spices on the nose. Medium bodied, lush black cherry and raspberry palate with soft tannins and a hint of anise. Well balanced and vibrant on the finish. MB (1/19)
Unlike the many field blend zinfandels we produce, this 95 year old vineyard is planted to one-half zinfandel and one-half carignane. The low yielding zinfandel ripened quickly by September 1st. We returned a few days later to pick the carignane. After cofermenting the two varietals, zinfandel contributes abundant red fruit; carignane provides bright acidity and modest alcohol. Our first release from this vineyard, the wine will evolve over six to seven years.