2015 Zinfandel, Basler Block
This is the fourth release of a varietal Zinfandel from the Fox Family Vineyard. The Basler Block is named after my mother’s parents, my grandparents, Vance and Carole Basler. They were both the children of immigrants who grew up in a small rural, farming town in Iowa. I feel it is from them, whom I acquired an innate ability to farm. I planted the Basler Block similarly to the way Zinfandel had been planted in America for the last two centuries, head-trained in a goblet on a 6 by 6 spacing with only a stake for trellising. The cuttings came from the St. Peters Church clone produced over one hundred years ago and isolated from the Rockpile Vineyard in Sonoma. This small block is farmed by my father and me entirely by hand with only natural inputs. Each bottle is numbered and made in extremely tiny quantities. It was aged in French and oak and bottled after twenty-six months of barrel aging and aged an additional three years in bottle prior to its release with the Spring Estate Club shipment of 2019.
54 cases produced