Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California
Our Gesture Zinfandel is a blend of two vineyards in the Paso Robles Willow Creek District. Zinfandel can be difficult to ripen prior to the onset of October rain and frost in this coastal belt, where Spanish moss grows abundantly in the surrounding oak forests. In addition to the relatively cool climate, this terroir is greatly defined by the Gazos Shaly Loam soil – which is hardly soil at all, looking more like a solid rock formation at times. Fruit thinning in the vineyard is key to this program, allowing us to select the best maturing bunches to for optimal flavor balance. Hand harvested October.