|2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition|
SWEEPSTAKES WINNER S3x
2010 three Live Oak Zinfandel Contra Costa County
This vineyard is known for its massive concentration, silken texture and signature core of luscious boysenberry fruit. It has been a decade since, winemaker Matt Cline produced wine from these gnarly 125-year-old vines.
The Live Oak vineyard is made up of predominately Zinfandel vines but is a field blend with Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Mataro, and Black Malvoisie. The wine is dark black and blue color to the edge, with boysenberry, violets, supple tannins and perfect acidity. The wine shows staggering ancient vine concentration with a briary density and silken chewiness with a velour-like texture which is classic Live Oak.