Appelation: Mendocino County
GIANT-SIZE A project nearly 10 years in the making, this is the inaugural release of an ongoing series for Iconic. Inspired by large format single issue comics, the GIANT-SIZE series are extremely limited wines released in large format only. These wines are unique expressions, made only once and never released again. -THE WINE- Run by 5th generation farmers, Testa Vineyards sits just west of the Russian River at the base of the Redwood Valley AVA in Mendocino. This wine is a blend of the two oldest and adjacent blocks on the property. Over 85-years-old, bush grown Zinfandel grown on a South East facing slope in Yakayo sandy-loam soil. These soils consist of deep, well drained soils formed in material weathered from old alluvium from sedimentary rock. A single exceptional barrel of Zinfandel from the Testa Red Blend was selected to be aged 1 year before hand bottling. -THE LABEL- Brooklyn artist Ronald Wimberly designed this label, drawing inspiration from the fact this vineyard was cleared for planting using horses and dynamite nearly 100 years ago. We were so happy with the result we immediately regretted deciding that the Giant-Size series would never repeat a label. (oh well) 132 1.5 LITER BOTTLES PRODUCED - Hand bottled, labeled and numbered.