The fruit for this Reserve wine is sourced from the northern end of Dry Creek Valley, a renowned Zinfandel growing region. The Zinfandel was picked in late-August when flavors were at their peak. Added to the blend was Petite Sirah picked in mid-September. Its thick skins and hefty tannins add color and texture to the wine while also contributing balance and length. The grapes were hand-sorted and underwent an extended cold-soak for five days. Infrequent pump overs during fermentation allowed for greater color extraction and the ability to control tannin levels. They then complemented this fleshy wine by aging it in 40% new oak barrels for 20 months to achieve full integration.