Klinker Brick Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel 2006
The Old Ghost definitely has a mind of its own and the 2006 vintage was no exception. Harvested during the latter part of October, the 96 year old vineyard chosen for the "Old Ghost" produced very tiny yields, less than one ton per acre. The small berries always "fight" the equipment and tend to produce a zinfandel with more structure and tannin. It is probably no coincidence that the vineyard block for the Old Ghost is generally one of the last of our 15 blocks to be harvested. This is a big wine with plenty of "stuffing" and structure. With gobs of intense berry flavors, botanicals and spice, the wine has brawn coupled with elegance. Not for the faint-hearted!