Zinfandel 'Grist Vyd', DAY
Named for the old grist mill that was found on the property, Grist sits pretty at 1000 ft. elevation on Bradford Mountain in the Dry Creek Valley AVA. The site was originally planted 100 years ago, and has since been replanted in the early 1970s. Farming here is CCOF Organic.
The 58 acres under vine are head trained and cane pruned, and have spectacular views of the fog line driving in 15 miles west from the Pacific Ocean. Between Grist and the beachfront lie 15 miles of mountain lions, deer, and unspoiled forest.
Soil is Boomer Loam – Iron rich, red volcanic soil lead to low yields and concentrated wines. Planted on St. George Rootstock. Peak temperatures in the summer time tend to be in the low to mid 80s, allowing for gentle and complete ripening without raisining.
Harvested September 4th @ 25.2 Brix; Native fermented and aged 11 months in 15% new, 85% neutral French oak barrique; bottled unfined & unfiltered,
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