The label of our 2010 Mescolanza Zinfandel Blend 2010 Mescolanza Zinfandel Blend Mescolanza is a Spanish word for ?medley?. This venerable?some of the vines are well over 100 years old?mixed black field-blend derives its character from mountain-grown Zinfandel (76%), Petite Sirah (17%) and Carignane (7%) varieties.
The unirrigated vineyard block bears a fraction of the amount of fruit, which its irrigated cousins produce. Thus the elegant, spicy wine from this fruit is more intense and concentrated. It is a ?big? wine with balanced acidity which makes a robust wine that is a perfect pairing with rich, well-flavored foods.
This 2010 Mescolanza was fermented in open bins and matured through its secondary malolactic fermentation in older, seasoned barrels providing an ever so subtle kiss of oak. We have chosen to show the Vallejo Family Crest on the Mescolanza label, because John is the great, great grandson of Salvador Vallejo, the first European resident of the Napa Valley. John cautions, ?Excessive consumption of this wine may cause Zinfomania?. 16 barrels produced.