A FIRST! Wait, it’s not. However, it is the first Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) produced by Todd Anderson since 1982. DNA analysis has revealed that Zin is genetically equivalent to grape from Croatia and was brought to the U.S in the mid 19th century.
The 2014 Ghost Horse Zinfandel grapes are from vineyard in Lodi California that is on the verge of being 100 years old. We created a wine on the riper side which exhibits the darker fruits such as blackberry with some anise and slight pepper. Your cooler climate Zins will exhibit the red berry fruits like raspberries.
As many of you know, we are unique in many of the techniques we use in our winemaking. Our 2014 ‘Zinfandel was just recently bottled after aging over 2 ½ years in, wait for it… American oak. That’s right, American oak. Many of you know Justin Meyer, of the famed Silver Oak Winery, was one of Todd’s mentors and even though French oak is preferred in most of Todd’s winemaking, he did learn some tricks from Justin. Wait till you experience the 34 years of winemaking in this bottle.