Stirm, Zinfandel 2018Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00
Variety: Zinfandel (with 9% Riesling added at blending)
Ryan Stirm is the face behind Stirm Wines. Ryan’s story began with his studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he focuses on Wine and Viticulture. He had many mentors along the way, including Justin Willett of Lieu dit. He became inspired by many harvest trips abroad to Austria and Australia. His project, Stirm Wines, focuses on vines divided between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz with the intention of making authentic wines directly reflecting the earth from which they’ve come. He uses an old school mentality in the vineyard, and simple, thoughtful ways to tell the stories of California terroir.
Wirz Vineyard is a historic site planted in 1902 with Zinfandel, and today is farmed by Pat Wirz. It is planted at a high elevation of 920-1000 feet located in the Gabilan Mountains. These old vines ripen late and have limited yielding of intense, complex fruit. 9% Riesling from the same vineyard is added to the final blend. The wine spends 18 months in ten-year-old barrels.