Enters with subtle notes of briar and spice which quickly give way to aromas of raspberry liqueur. This robust Zinfandel offers layers of blackberry and black cherry fruit. A warm, luscious finish lingers on with sweet vanilla oak flavors.
Vineyard Notes – From our Estate vineyard, and a handful of neighboring high elevation sites, all volcanic soil and above 2,700ft.
Winemaker Notes -Lava Cap is regarded as one of the premier Zinfandel producers in California. Our Zinfandel grapes are grown at some of the highest elevations permitted for the grape. The warm days and cool night at our elevation allow for a long growing season, coaxing out exceptional depth and character. Our Zinfandel is noted for its bright and juicy blue and black berry, and rich, full bodied tannins. Aged 20 months in Burgundian French oak barrels.
Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
About Lava Cap
Lava Cap is a family-owned winery in Placerville, California. The Jones family planted their first vines in 1981 and opened the winery in 1986 on a special site in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. The family of geologists specifically selected this location for its prime volcanic soil that is particularly well suited to growing fine wine grapes. They named their new business after this unique “lava cap,” where their grapes flourish in the volcanic soil, warmed by the foothill sunshine and cooled by gentle Sierra night breezes.
Beginning with the first vintage in 1986, Lava Cap wines continue to win a steady stream of gold medals and awards from across the country each year. Their winemaking philosophy is to express the elegant and complex varietal character from each block of the family’s vineyards. The winemaker, Joe Norman, handcrafts each wine using artisan production techniques to create wines with full flavor and depth. The vineyard manager, Charlie Jones, uses sustainable vineyard practices and integrated vineyard management strategies, he strives to cultivate optimum quality fruit while protecting our environment and ensuring a healthy ecosystem.