Zinfandel comes from North Ponderosa Vineyards, Nevada City, Sierra Foothills; certified organic vineyard; deep Boomer soils (decomposed granite rock, clay).
Vermentino comes from Venturi Vineyard, Calpella, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; Pinole gravelly loam soils.
Zinfandel was pressed immediately, settled overnight, and then racked off lees. Fermented and aged in stainless steel for 6 months. Vermentino was foot tread for a quick bit of skin contact before going into the press, then fermented and aged in neutral barrels on lees for 2.5 years. Unfined. Zinfandel was lightly filtered, Vermentino remained unfiltered before blending and bottling.
Watermelon agua fresca and red clay on the nose. Lemon curd, acacia, and prickly pear on the palate, and a precise dry finish. Very refreshing alone but also a great food rosé.