We try and pick some fruit that’s in the brighter flavors of strawberry and raspberry. That develops at around 21 to 22.5 Brix," Bill said. "Then later we’ll pick some at 23 to 24 Brix. That’s the more blackberry, black cherry flavors. And then we’ll pick the rest at 26 to 27 to get the prune and plum flavors that are often associated with Zinfandel. So we get this whole different layering of flavors so that the wine has a lot of complexity
A great Zin...spicy and full of body. Had this recently at a restaurant and was very impressed. Maybe needed a little more tannin to get to the top echelon, but overall, a very nice wine.