AVA - Mendocino County, California
Edmeades is famous for its limited bottlings of iconoclastic Zinfandel from the cool, coastal vineyards of Mendocino County. The steep mountain and hillside vineyards — some within miles of the ocean — from which Edmeades sources its grapes distinguish it from other Zinfandel producers.
Mendocino is more than a geographical location; it’s a state of mind. Cross the border from Sonoma County and your perspective suddenly changes. It is the authentic taste of one of California's final viticultural frontiers – the Anderson Valley. The Edmeades approach is traditional and natural; the methods are decidedly low tech. They believe in native yeast fermentations in small open-top bins, hand punchdowns, minimal manipulation and no fining or filtration at bottling. The simplicity of their methods allows the soils and climates of each site to be clearly heard in the wines.