Our wines reflect the distinctiveness and diversity of their sites – from the elevated valley floor of High Serenity Ranch to the raw and remote Volcano Ridge Vineyard. Handcrafted by Winemaker Matt Hughes and Brassfield's winemaking team, in collaboration with acclaimed Consulting Winemaker David Ramey, our focus on sustainable farming, classic techniques, and purity of flavor produce fruit-driven, balanced, and delicious wines.
Powerful and spicy, this wine is packed with black peppercorns, raspberry compote and vanilla bean. Chewy and complex, like a leather wrapped blackberry tart.
At 2100 feet above sea level the Monte Sereno Vineyard is located on the western slopes of High Valley. This special site is planted to the Primotivo clone.
At Brassfield Estate, our winemaking emphasizes quality and the use of traditional handcrafted techniques, which create wines that have both power and finesse. During harvest we used aerative pump overs and finished with extended maceration and heating of the must. After sending wines to barrels, we then allowed our wines to undergo malolactic fermentation naturally in our caves. To showcase the fruit and structure of this wine, it was aged in 30% new American oak barrels and 70% neutral American oak barrels for 10 months. The wine was stirred monthly on its lees to achieve body and texture. This Monte Sereno Zinfandel was lightly fined, but bottled without filtration.
78% Zinfandel 15% Petite Sirah 7% Mourvèdre
Food Pairing Notes
A suitable weapon to take on that tangy barbecue sauce or an unruly blue cheese.