Le Baron Ranch Three Sisters Zinfandel
In the 1860’s the tiny town of Healdsburg produced bountiful crops of grapes, prunes and hops. These important cash crops were sometimes called the “Three Sisters”. LeBaron Ranch was a large hop station and for many years it thrived. When Prohibition started the Ranch discontinued growing hops and began its new life as a prune station. Later, the Ranch began producing small amounts of “medicinal wines”. After prohibition prunes slowly declined and in 1983 my family began producing wine at the Ranch, thus completing the circle of the Three Sisters.
Fermented in Stainless steel, then barrel aged: 32% new American oak, 3% new French oak and the balance in neutral barrels for a total of 10 months.
42% Russian River Valley, 39% Dry Creek Valley, 19% Sonoma Coast