18 months in Neutral Barrels
April 15th 2020
Zinfandel, Di Stasio
2018 Old Vine Zinfandel
92 pts from James Suckling & Jeb Dunnuck
Planted in 1960, Di Stasio Vineyard is an old vine Zinfandel vineyard that Andis Wines is proud to be working with. What makes this vineyard a true icon of the California Shenandoah Valley AVA are its unique soils ranging from decomposed granite to sandy loam, its dry farming head-trained method, which leads to low yields. This wine is complex and deep like an old-vine wine should be, with a juicy full body, firm tannins, and velvety finish.
92 points James Suckling
A fruity and delicious Zin with cherry, raspberry, and hints of bark. It’s full and fruity. It’s not overdone, as some are.
Shows freshness, too.
91 points Jeb Dunnuck
There are two single-vineyard Zinfandels. Starting with the 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel Di Stasio Vineyard, it's 100% varietal and has a great nose of red and blue fruits, flowery incense, candied violets, and brambly herbs. Medium to full-bodied and nicely textured, with remarkable purity of fruit as well as ripe tannins, drink bottles any time over the coming 4-6 years.
Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam
2018 Di Stasio Zinfandel is our second vintage from this vineyard. In the nose the wine has an extracted tea leaf flavor, spicy and strawberry jam on the palate. This vintage ranges from a cooler climate style in the nose to warmer climate style wines in the finish.