Vineyard: Gaddis vineyard is located behind the Gaddis Nursery on Piner Road in the Russian River Valley appellation. The vineyard was planted in the early 1920s. It is predominately Zinfandel, along with some Alicante and Petite Sirah grapevines planted among the Zin vines.
Winemaking: The fruit was handled in the gentlest way possible: hand sorted and fermented in small open top fermenters, with a minimum of three punch-downs per day, done by hand. As usual, the most effort was spent in extracting as much of the beautiful Zin aromas without the harsh tannins. The malolactic fermentation was done in barrels; aging was done in one-year-old French and other European oak barrels for about 16 months.