Our 2019 Sonoma Rossa comes from Bucher Vineyard at Storey Creek, at the north end of the vineyard on Westside Road. The 2-acre Zinfandel block was planted in the early 1970’s in a protected valley. The rows run east to west on a terraced hillside. Over the years a few other red varietals were introduced to the block, thus our calling the Sonoma Rossa a Red Wine Blend.
In 2017, an opportunity to manage the beautiful Storey Creek vineyard adjacent to our estate property came when John meticulously rehabilitated the vineyard. He brought much needed attention and nutrients to this exceptional vineyard site and we’re fortunate to craft a small amount of Zinfandel under the Bucher label.
This stylish Zinfandel-based blend offers enticing, fragrant aromatics of ripe juicy raspberry merged with blackberry, spicy pepper, and notes of oak. The velvety entry showcases the fruit-forward flavors balanced with bright acidity. Vine-ripened black raspberry fused with traces of spice and vanillin oak expands across the palate as the wine’s refined essence lingers on the finish.