Black and green peppercorns. Asian spices. Freshly picked spring flowers. Green herbs. leather. Red fruits. Coming from the Ziggy Stardust Block at the Elevation Vineyard, it has a bloody, iron-like minerality as well as lots of black, blue, and red fruits, medium to full body, solid mid-palate concentration, and loads of tannic grip that comes through on the finish. This meaty, dark, mineral-laced barrel sample has tons of potential, yet it's going to need a solid 3-5 years of bottle age.
One vineyard. Four barrels. 120 cases. "Ziggy Stardust Block" at Elevation vineyard. Mountain terroir etched in stone. Broken basalt. Meter-by-meter. 45- degree slope.
Ziggy Stardust Block - Elevation Vineyard - Harvest date: 9/14/2018 - 2 tons - 23.0 Brix - 3.58 pH - 5.6 g/L TA
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Foot-crushed. Native fermentation. Stems. 100% Whole Cluster.
Aged on the lees for 20 months. No new oak. 100% Neutral French Oak.