2008 Ten Zin
Now in our library!
This popular wine is the result of a successful research project conducted by UC Davis known as the "Heritage Zinfandel Project". The goal: to determine the primary factor of flavors and characteristics in superior old-vine Zinfandels - clone or terroir.
In March of 1999, cuttings from 10 different old-vine vineyards were grafted onto St. George rootstock and planted on 5 acres of Deaver's property, now called the Heritage Block. The first harvest took place in 2002, with each of the 10 "clones" being crushed, fermented, aged and then bottled separately in 2004. Each of the 10 wines had profound differences, leading to the conclusion that the clone of Zin affects a wine's distinct characteristics, more so than the terroir.
Today, all 10 clones are combined to produce our infamous Ten Zin, a wine of great complexity and depth. Rich berry flavors, a hint of spice and soft tannins create a unique wine you won't find anywhere else.
(May 11, 2012 at 8:14 PM)