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Most 100-year-old vines are head-trained, which creates a free-form canopy of leaves across the fruiting zone. This permits just the right amount of sunlight to touch the surface of the fruit, promoting slower, more even ripening of the grapes.
Along with their gnarly trunks and twisted arms, another hallmark of these ancient vines is their extensive root systems that reach deep in to the earth. These lifelines absorb rich soil characteristics and transport them to the fruit, imparting distinct graphite and mineral traits. You can literally taste the earth.
Double Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition
94 Points/Gold, California State Fair Wine Competition
92 Points/Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
92 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Concentration, complexity and depth of flavor are what distinguish XYZin 100 from our other efforts. Lovely cola nut and dark cherry fruit flavors are followed by strawberry jam and cappuccino. Firm, zesty acidity provides vibrancy and longevity and mingles with pleasing earthy accents of slate and chaparral. Aging in a blend of French, American and Eastern European oak imparts a sophisticated array of textures to complement the extensive depth and range of flavors present in the fruit.
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