"Bambino" comes from a 10-acre block planted on Old Hill in 1998. This young vine field-blend is patterned after the ancient vine field-blend for which Old Hill is known. The wine is a blend of several grape varieties - principally Zinfandel, but also Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouchet and Grenache to name a few.
Fermentations are relatively long - a result of the use of indigenous yeast without any nutrient additions. Pressing occurred after 15 days on the skins. The wine was bottled July 2014 after 10 months aging in neutral French oak barrels.
BLEND: 78% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Alicante Bouchet, 6% Syrah, Grenache and Carignane.
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