Finally, a triumphant wine from Tegan's old-vine, own-rooted fruit. In our first two vintages, we never achieved excellent; some of this was the struggling of the vineyard, some was difficuties during fermentation. In 2015, the vineyard was beautifully clean and strong, and the fermentations were regular and without a moment's difficulty. The wine has matured beautifully into medium-bodied and rather herbal old-fashioned Zinfandel. The wine has the odd, nearly sweet-pickle character that makes the grape, at moderate ripeness, so distinctive and captivating. We feel that we caught the historical quality of the vineyard.