A well structured (helped by a splash Petit Sirah and Syrah), this is a super Californian Zin. Rich, fruity and earthy with a lovely creamy spiciness. Pleasingly dry and very smooth.
80% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 4% Syrah. Aged for 10 months in 5% new French oak, 10% new American oak, 85% used French and American oak.
In 1963, Dr. Donald Edmeades, a Pasadena cardiologist with a spirit for adventure and risk, planted grapes in Philo, Anderson Valley. He was the first modern-day grower in the remote stretch of Mendocino. His son Deron took the foundations laid by his father and established Edmeades in 1972. The winery quickly gained recognition, winning many awards, medals and high scores from critics. Edmeades adheres to traditional techniques and natural winemaking resulting in wines that exemplify the authentic taste of one of California’s final viticultural frontiers – Mendocino County’s famed Anderson Valley.