MAKE AN OBSERVATION
The Californian wine industry was built on the iconic grape Zinfandel.
ASK A QUESTION
What would a Zinfandel crafted by the deft hands of Cabernet winemakers taste like?
FORM A HYPOTHESIS
If we can find an historic, high-elevation local vineyard of well-tended Zinfandel grapes, we should definitely put our skills to the test with Zinfandel.
CONDUCT AN EXPERIMENT
Observe Zinfandel in situ—gnarled head-trained vines at altitude yielding hefty, juicy clusters— harvest them at ideal ripeness and create a refined expression of this celebrated Californian varietal.
ACCEPT OR REJECT HYPOTHESIS
This wine combines the elegance of a finely crafted wine with the rustic nature inherent in the DNA of this grape, perfect for enjoying after a fruitful foray under a shady forest canopy atop terra firma.