The inspiration for this very limited production (45 cases) wine came from the love of a few vines that winemaker Tim Borges has, grown to love throughout the years of making wine from this vineyard. Dolinsek Ranch, a magical vineyard planted over 110 years ago by the Frati family, has produced outstanding wines throughout this century. The soil is a rich sandy-Gold Ridge loam and is located just off the famous Laguna Road in Russian River Valley. Jim Dolinsek, owner and grower, had the chance to purchase the property 19 years ago and since then, has meticulously cared for each and every vine with a passion.
An exclusive barrel regime included aging 18 months in 50% new French Oak and 50% 1 year old American Oak barrels.
Aromas of deep raspberry framboise liqueur, vanilla and white pepper dominate the nose. On the palate, medium to soft tannins fill the mouth with a solid finish of intermingled fruit and allspice all supported by the underpinnings of solid acidity. A Zin lovers dream come true. Excellent aging up to 2024.