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Scorched Earth

This 10 acre vineyard is located on the banks of the Columbia River where the Gorge transitions to desert. A Basalt cliff rises from the river, there are dunes on the other side of the cliff and the vineyard is planted in black sand and basalt cobbles beyond the dunes. The site is complex and influenced by torrid heat from the desert, unimpeded flow of alpine air from the slopes of Mt. Adams and powerful, ocean inflected winds that are accelerated by the steep walls of the Gorge. The change in vegetation is also dramatic and the wild desert plants that grow under the canopy lend the wines compelling botanical perfumes.   

The wine that results from this is atypically, perfumed, floral and delicate for Zinfandel. It tastes more like some long lost aromatic grape variety, that only grows on the cliffs of a single village, in a forgotten mediterranean isle.

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SKU: TZ19FIONN1500ml

It’s planted to all fifteen of the allowable varieties historically planted in Chateauneuf-du-pape, but with a far greater ratio of white to red grapes than may have ever existed there.

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SKU: TZ19Solais750ml
 

There are certain historic wines from Rioja that allude to Burgundy with their texture and aromatics. Lopez de Heredia's "Vina Bosconia" is the most famous example of this and in some ways this wine also takes its cue from that wine. It has the kind of nuance and multi-dimensional red-fruited aromatics that Pinot is famous for, but delivers them with slightly more density, cigar-box range aromas, spice and texturized, powerful tannin.  

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The wine that results from this is atypically, perfumed, floral and delicate for Zinfandel. It tastes more like some long lost aromatic grape variety, that only grows on the cliffs of a single village, in a forgotten mediterranean isle.

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$45.00
 
SKU: TZ19FIONN750ml

There are certain historic wines from Rioja that allude to Burgundy with their texture and aromatics. Lopez de Heredia's "Vina Bosconia" is the most famous example of this and in some ways this wine also takes its cue from that wine. It has the kind of nuance and multi-dimensional red-fruited aromatics that Pinot is famous for, but delivers them with slightly more density, cigar-box range aromas, spice and texturized, powerful tannin.  

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Web Store bottle purchases are available to Understory subscribers only. See our "Join" page for more information. All bottles available for purchase at the Hiyu tasting room in Hood River.
 

The plantation is based on planting of grapes in central Italy in the 2nd century AD and is a mixed field with many clones of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Montepulciano, cilliegiolo, aleatico, trebbiano, cannaiolo nero and others.

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$150.00
 
SKU: TZ18AOS1500ml

It’s planted to all fifteen of the allowable varieties historically planted in Chateauneuf-du-pape, but with a far greater ratio of white to red grapes than may have ever existed there.

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$90.00
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SKU: TZ19Solais1500ml
 

This is the third vintage of this blend of adjacent parcels of Syrah and Grenache. The two parcels are fermented separately, whole cluster, with extended macerations before aging together in older, thick staved barrels of various sizes. There was no racking and the wine aged on the lees before being bottled by gravity after over two years in wood.   

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$130.00
 
SKU: HU17TZMRWLUN1500ml
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SKU: HU17SBCVRS