WHY WE LOVE IT
- Central Coast Zinfandel is comprised of fruit sourced primarily from our Chalk Knoll Vineyard in the San Lucas AVA, just north of Paso Robles, California.
- Planted on the highest peak of this rugged vineyard, these chalky soils produce fruit with bright flavors and fine-grained tannins.
Varietal Composition: Zinfandel with a dollop of Syrah and Petite Sirah.
Elaboration: Each varietal is fermented separately to allow it to fully express its character before we blend after both primary and malolactic fermentation. It was then aged for 24 months in a mix of French and American oak before.
Tasting Notes: Intense black cherry hues partner with a bouquet of blueberry pie, sweet bubblegum and the complexity of subtle herbs as
you’re invited in to discover more. Robust blackberry, raspberry and dried apricots with a vanilla undertone. Soft supple tannins balance the abundance of fruit and complete this silky Zinfandel with a clean finish. Simply done yet elegant and classic.
2017 – 91 Wine Enthusiast
In 1995, the Stoller family of Sunridge Nurseries and Dana Merrill of Mesa Vineyard partnered to plant the Chalk Knoll Vineyard in San Ardo. Yes, Paris Valley Road is a very real place, The Chalk Knoll Vineyard is nestled against this stretch of dirt road that meanders along the scenic foothills of the southern Monterey Coast and located only 35 miles in from the Pacific Ocean. These vineyards are rich with history dating back to the 1800’s and complete with a turn of the 19th century adobe, still standing today. Their wines are those of intensity and unique mineral qualities, wines you can drink tonight and for years to come. 2nd generation, Craig Stoller, leads the helm for this family-owned operation.
Oblivion is their 2nd label. Under this label, they have created a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. The Chardonnay is sourced from the Central Coast. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced in Paso Robles and the Zinfandel is sourced from the San Lucas AVA in Monterey.