WINEMAKER(S)
Agostino Gamba

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 39

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
GAMBA VINEYARDS AND WINERY
A Super “Starr” Old Vine Zinfandel

Zinfandel
Starr Road Ranch
Russian River Valley
2016
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Guided by a family heritage of more than six generations of winegrape growing, it is a firm belief at Gamba that exceptional wines are made in the vineyard. Every Gamba Zinfandel is an individual expression of the vineyard with each unique vintage. These limited production, handcrafted wines are a tribute to the art of farming and to generations of Old World traditional winemaking.

This lot is a unique offering of the select hilltop block of the highly acclaimed Starr Road Ranch. Planted nearly 90 years ago, this vineyard, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is organically farmed and relies solely on rainwater for irrigation. This historic Old Vine vineyard produces very low yields of outstanding fruit, approximately one ton per acre. Winemaker Gus Gamba created this unique offering from a carefully selected portion of the vineyard, for a one-of-a-kind Zinfandel experience that celebrates the intensity and balance of Zinfandel wines from the Russian River Valley.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

May 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2018

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.