In the 1800’s, Italian immigrants arrived in the Dry Creek Valley. Among their personal belongings were cuttings of Zinfandel. They knew that great winemaking begins in the vineyard and mixed Petite Sirah for color and structure and some musque selections for floral notes. We took cuttings from two Old Vine Zinfandel vineyards: St. Peter’s Church and Du Pratt to plant two of our blocks. In the spirit of our Italian predecessors we selected a Primitivo clone for bright, vibrant fruit characters and two selections of Petite Sirah to add color and structure to our wines.
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