2015 "Half’N" Syrah/Zinfandel Blend
Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, CA
What we love
Since 1973, Sky Vineyards has been producing some of the most unique mountain Zinfandel and Syrah to be found anywhere. For his “Half’n” blend, he co-ferments 50% Zinfandel and 50% Syrah. The final wine is velvety smooth, showcasing dark berries and fragrant lavender. A lovely treat to accompany relaxing evenings with family.
About this Wine
Owner and winemaker Lore Olds got his start in wine in 1971 before purchasing his own patch of land on top of Mount Veeder. Planted in red volcanic soil at 2,100 feet, Sky is the highest vineyard on the mountain and produces wines of unmistakable character.
The vineyards are dry farmed and naturally tended using organic fertilizers, cover crops, birds, and beneficial insects. The winery itself runs on a single solar panel powering a single light bulb. In the cellar things are just as stripped down; grapes are pressed with an old wooden basket press, punched down by hand, aged in old French oak, and bottled by hand. Even the label is designed by Lore Olds with a new one for each wine and vintage.
- Technical Data:
- Blend: 50% Zinfandel, 50% Syrah
- Alcohol: 13.2%
- Drink now through 2023
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