The nose enthralls the senses with aromas of ripe berries, including dried strawberry, red cherry, and wild raspberry over soft, wet rose petals, forest floor, white pepper, wild herbs, white tea, sandalwood and crushed exotic spices.
The conditions to make a Late Harvest Zinfandel are only once in 10 years in the mountains. From the Beauregard Ranch, this is only the second time this has occurred since I stared making wine in 1998. The whole vineyard was only able to produce 4 barrels. What happens when the conditions are right is the berries will slowly turn to raisins over an extended period of time. The grapes however are able to maintain their acidity. The end result is a super concentrated wine with 36.4 Grams per Liter of residual sugar (medium to medium-high sweet) and 16.9% alcohol, dare I say Jammy?