Zinfandel started this entire journey for Orin Swift. Two tons in ?97 that stuck and since then, it hasn’t gotten much easier. It would become a common occurrence for years because of the difficulty fermenting Zinfandel in our style; its humbling in many ways. But every year, we get better. This Zinfandel was blessed with ideal growing conditions across the state, similar to this iteration. Syrah and Petite Sirah also benefited from the growing season. Sourced from premier California growing regions, this 8 Years in the Desert is a quintessential exemplar of drinkability, perceived sweetness and complexity.