Day Grist Vineyard Zinfandel 2017
Named for the old grist mill that was found on the property, Grist sits pretty at 1000 ft. elevation on Bradford Mountain in the Dry Creek Valley AVA. The site was originally planted 100 years ago, and has since been replanted in the early 1970s. Farming here is CCOF Organic. The iron rich, red volcanic Boomer Loam soil results in low yields and concentrated wines. Vines are planted on St. George rootstock.
The 58 acres under vine are head trained and cane pruned, and have spectacular views of the fog line driving in 15 miles west from the Pacific Ocean. Between Grist and the beachfront lie 15 miles of mountain lions, deer, and unspoiled forest.
Supple and balanced, this full bodied Zinfandel has classic aromas of baked red strawberries, ripe black currants, wet tobacco and hints of wet gravel. The finish is long and warming, but is sparked by bright, brambly fruit tones accented by herbaceous notes of licorice and green peppercorn.