Vineyards have a unique ecology that ebbs and flows in vibrancy along with the seasons. The whole ecosystem grows together, and every player has a special role to help the vines grow. Bees pollinate the flowers, humans tend the vines, and the birds help us keep an eye on pests. The Telling Bird Zinfandel is named for the owls and hawks and songbirds that help us farm the land. They eat bugs that would otherwise destroy the fragile vines. Thankfully these Zinfandel grapes were able to reach peak maturity. The wine has bold spice and a fruity intensity.
A rich tradition that dates back over 200 years, Sonoma County is the birthplace of world-class wines in California. With rolling hills and Pacific fogs, the appellation is perfect for growing grapes for interesting wines. The fogs have forced some winemakers to adapt and grow grapes above the fog line on the ridges, which keeps the fruit developing well despite the damp quality that comes from the ocean.
This is a rich Zinfandel that has all the best Sonoma has to offer. We have been loving the mix of spice and fruity intensity. There is a decent amount of oak that offsets the ripe red fruits.