Lot #34 HEAD HIGH WINES
Price Family Vineyard
- Sonoma Valley
ABOUT THE WINE:
Proprietor Bill Price III is known for his exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards located throughout Sonoma County. That is what makes this lot so fantastic! As his only Zinfandel vineyard, this gem of less than an acre of vines is located on the left bank of an ancient riverbed on the western edge of Sonoma Valley, surrounded by some of the region’s most coveted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. This wine is a true expression of 100% Zinfandel. The old stone wall surrounding this vineyard is a nod to the history of Zinfandel in Sonoma Valley.
Winemaker Britt Richards believes the fruit from this vineyard sings on its own, her less is more winemaking approach showcases this Zinfandel’s varietal structure and aromatics. The high summer heat of 2022 ripened the grapes into balanced clusters full of deliciousness. When fermenting this wine, she gently combined whole cluster and destemmed berries, then pulled the skins off the juice at 10 brix to ensure a balanced fruit forward wine. Aged in 18% new French oak for nine months, this lot offers a unique opportunity to enjoy exceptionally crafted Zinfandel from the iconic Sonoma Valley AVA.
Filled with deep red fruit notes of black cherry, plum, dark-chocolate and clove aromas, and a bright cranberry note flecked with cracked pepper, this Zinfandel offers perfectly balanced tannins framed by a kiss of French oak.
WINEMAKER(S): Britt Richards
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: July 2023
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: December 2023
National Distribution: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, LA, MD, MA, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea, Norway; please inquire for additional countries.A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.