2007 Cuvaison, Bald Mountain, Zinfandel
Tasting Notes

The Bald Mountain Vineyard vines offered
little fruit for picking, but what they did give
us was stellar. This is classic, 100%,
old-vine Zin. Rife with crushed berry, black
cherry, raspberry and notes of sassafras
and licorice, it warms both heart and palate.
The wine shows off a bright core of red fruit
matched with the jammy concentration we
come to expect from this well-drained
hillside vineyard.
Winery Exclusive
Winemaker

"My style and philosophy are based on expressing the
as possible to them. When one has such wonderful fruit
to work with, that should be one’s emphasis.” - Steve
Rogstad, Winemaker

When Rogstad came to Cuvaison in 2002, he brought
over 10 years of winemaking experience with him. Steve
learned his winemaking craft in France before attending
graduate school in enology and viticulture at UC Davis.
His winemaking career has included Saintsbury, Spring
Mountain Vineyards, Clos Pegase, and Rombauer where
he worked with custom clients Viader, Neyers and
Dominus.

Cuvaison was a perfect match as Steve’s background
provides a wealth of in-depth knowledge concerning the
intricacies of mountain vineyard farming as well as the
unique terroir of the Carneros appellation. Steve has
continued to produce ultra-premium, hand-crafted wines
that capture the uniqueness of our Carneros and Mount
Veeder estate vineyards and reflect the finest attributes
of each vintage.
Steven Rogstad, Winemaker
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