US-DSH-42-17

Zinfandel, ‘Heart Arrow Ranch – Les Enfants Terribles’, Dashe Cellars

An unusual wine from one of the most pristine biodynamic farms in Mendocino County—a complete farm that produces vegetables and fruits, and raises cows, lambs, and chickens—this zinfandel is always a show-stopper.

Because of the way the grapes are grown, and because of the techniques we use to make this wine—fermented with the native yeasts on the grapes; aged in older French oak barrels; unfined; and bottled with low SO2 levels—we felt that it deserved to be labeled with our other wines in the Les Enfants Terribles (the “Wild Children”) series, which are made in a more Old World style. The resulting purity of flavor and complex midpalette are a break from the fruit-forward style of many Californian wines—it is different in structure than most Zinfandels, with a lovely aroma and complexity on the palate.

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma
Variety:
Zinfandel
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic