2017 Ballard Lane Zinfandel
Paso Robles Highlands
Ballard Lane Zinfandel delivers a sense of place and a great expression of the Central Coast. The vineyards produced a medium bodied wine with integrated silky tannins that is aromatically fruit driven as well as on the palate. Flavors and aromatics of cherry, strawberry jam and raspberry with a hint of cracked black pepper.
Thee fruit was picked before dawn and then cold soaked for two days before fermenting with D254 yeast in order to ensure a fruit forward wine and promote smooth tannins. Fermentation had extended extraction before undergoing malolactic fermentation. Aged on French and American medium toast oak for 6 months.