The Broc Vine Starr Zinfandel has been lauded by drinkers and critics alike as a multi-dimensional restrained Zinfandel that re-imagines what you come to expect from the California varietal. Picked at low brix to highlight acidity, nerve, and fruit on the bright-red spectrum of Zinfandel. Essential aromatics of bramble-brush and spice is classical of Zinfandels, but the palate, alive with fresh mouth-watering acidity and subtle nuances of fruit are a departure from the expected. Delicacy, finesse - a distilled, pure eau-de-vie focus of flavor has invigorated Broc's fondness for this often less-than-magnificent variety. Inspired by the wines from Beaujolais and Northern Rhone, the winemaker harvested early to highlight acidity and fresh fruit. 100% destemmed and fermented in 5-ton stainless steel tanks.
All of Broc Cellars' wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. The winemaker uses only native yeast to spark fermentation and do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
Natural and biodynamic.
50% Sonoma Valley and 50% Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
10 months in neutral French oak barrels