Since 1982, Stuhlmuller Vineyards has built a reputation as growers of world-class grapes, selling their coveted fruit to a number of top area wineries. By the mid-‘90s, Fritz Stuhlmuller was so inspired by the complex wines being made from his family’s vineyard that he established a small, artisan winery bearing the Stuhlmuller name.
In 2000 Stuhlmuller Vineyards built a new winery on the property, sustainably farmed and sized precisely to handle the small amounts of world-class, estate fruit the Stuhlmullers select to create their wines. Guided by gifted winemaker Leo Hansen, Stuhlmuller Vineyards handcrafts, small-lot wines that embody a rich, expressive charm, and a distinctive sense of place.
The 2017 Zinfandel reveals enticing perfumed aromas of of rose and lavender rise from the glass, followed by layers of red cherry, plum, wild strawberry, apricot skin, and baking spice. Though silky and medium-bodied on the palate, abundant natural acidity underscores the vibrant red berry flavors, adding lushness and structure to a bright, lingering finish.